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The struggle to preserve net neutrality is the "free speech fight of our generation," argues Evan Greer, campaign director of Fight for the Future. News
National Day of Action Aims to 'Save the Internet From Trump and His Cronies'
"The existing net neutrality protections put Internet users in the driver's seat and keep big cable and phone companies from controlling what you see and do online."
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'Autocrats Are Rejoicing': Trump's Latest Attack on Press Meets Fierce Rebuke
"We will keep doing our jobs," said CNN. "He should start doing his."
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"There's a darkness spreading over Washington these days, and it might be time for everyone in the news media who cares about democracy to confront it," wrote the Baltimore Sun's David Zurawik. News
As White House Cracks Down on Press, Calls Grow for Journalists to Fight Back
"There's a darkness spreading over Washington these days, and it might be time for everyone in the news media who cares about democracy to confront it."
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Don't Let Trump Silence Communities of Color
Thanks to the open internet, a new generation of activists fighting for civil rights and equality has been able to make their voices heard in ways previously unimaginable. Now the Trump administration is trying to turn back the clock and silence them by undoing the Net Neutrality rules. That is...
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'Battle for the Net': Web Guardians Announce Global Day of Action to Defeat Trump's FCC
To protect net neutrality, say organizers, "we'll once again use the transformative power of the Internet to defend the internet itself"
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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaking at an agency workshop in May of 2014. (Photo: Flickr) Views
Donald Trump’s Ajit (Pai)-Prop
“You’re fired!” When Donald Trump ousted FBI Director James Comey Tuesday night, it was more than just another of Trump’s shocking executive actions. Comparisons to Watergate are chillingly relevant; Comey was investigating potential collusion between the Russian government and Trump’s presidential...
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Ajit Pai testifies during a senate hearing on September 15, 2016. (Photo: Bill Clark / CQ Roll Call via AP Images) Views
Trump’s FCC Has Paved the Way For a Giant, Local Fox News
Relaxed media consolidation rules have allowed Sinclair Broadcasting to buy Tribune Media, creating a local news behemoth with a conservative bent.
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The merger would give Sinclair ownership or control of TV stations in 72 percent of the United States. (Photo: Deadline) News
"A Scandal": After FCC Bent Rules, Right-Wing Sinclair Network to Grow Even Bigger
'Sure looks like a quid pro quo: friendly coverage and full employment for ex-Trump mouthpieces in exchange for a green light to get as big as Sinclair wants'
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How Public Participation Saved Canada's Internet (Or: What Happens When Decision-Makers Actually Listen)
Net Neutrality is on everyone’s mind, and for good reason: Last week FCC Chairman Ajit Pai unveiled a plan to hand over the internet to companies like Comcast by eliminating Title II protections.
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Defending Democracy and Democratic Communications
Trump is attacking our communication rights on nearly every front. In its first 100 days, his administration has stripped away online privacy protections, expanded social media surveillance at the borders, gagged the press and threatened to destroy Net Neutrality. It’s easy to see all of these...
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