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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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"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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Digital Rights Groups Vow to Fight FCC Chair's Net Neutrality Attack "Tooth and Nail"
Ajit Pai's plan will 'turn the web into a place where the wealthiest and most powerful can be heard'
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FCC's "Puppet Bureaucrat" Chairman to Announce Plan to Kill Net Neutrality
"Trump's FCC chairman has put on blinders because he's determined to take away basic rights against online discrimination that Congress granted everyone in this country"
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FCC 'Conspiring' With Telecoms to Put Net Neutrality Roll-Back in Fast Lane
Trump's FCC chair, Ajit Pai, is reportedly "moving quickly to replace the Obama administration's landmark net neutrality rules"
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GOP Lawmakers' Many Privacy Hypocrisies
Internet users took a hard loss this week in the fight for broadband privacy and internet freedom — but if you listen to the Republican lawmakers who trashed our privacy rights, you’d think they’d done the opposite. “Consumers deserve to have the autonomy to control their information and their...
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