Free Press

Free Press is a national, nonpartisan organization working to reform the media. Through education, organizing and advocacy, we promote diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media, and universal access to communications. Learn more at www.freepress.net

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Thursday, July 02, 2020
Senate Judiciary Committee Passes Controversial EARN IT Act
On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed an amended EARN IT Act, paving the way for floor debate in the full Senate. Though the bill has changed substantially since its early drafts, Free Press Action continues to raise serious concerns about the legislation. The original bill would have...
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Tuesday, June 02, 2020
As Attacks on Protesters and Journalists Increase, Coverage of Communities and Police Needs to Change
The weekend saw escalating police violence against protesters and reporters at nationwide demonstrations against the police killing of George Floyd and systemic racial injustices. There has been an unprecedented number of attacks against journalists at many of these protests as law-enforcement...
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Thursday, May 28, 2020
House of Representatives Delays Vote on USA Freedom Reauthorization Act as Activists Demand Better and Beat Back Attack on Civil Liberties
On Wednesday, the leadership of the House of Representatives put off a final vote on the USA Freedom Reauthorization Act, moving to the brink of a vote on the legislation before abandoning plans when it became clear they may not have the numbers needed to pass the bill. After a series of late...
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Thursday, May 28, 2020
Trump’s Executive Order Is a Blatant and Unconstitutional Attempt to Silence Critics and Fact Checkers
On Thursday, President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order punishing social-media companies that fact check his online posts. On Wednesday, President Trump tweeted a threat to take action against these platforms after Twitter attached a fact-checking link to an inaccurate presidential...
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Thursday, May 21, 2020
The Trump FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal Is Still Wrong
On Wednesday, Free Press condemned the Federal Communications Commission’s abandonment of its authority to safeguard internet users and promote universal and affordable access to an open internet. In 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit commanded the FCC to examine the impacts of...
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Thursday, May 14, 2020
Amendment to Surveillance Reauthorization Bill Is a Step in the Right Direction. More Is Needed to Protect Privacy Rights.
On Wednesday, the Senate voted on two amendments as it moved closer to renewing the authority for national-security agencies to spy on the communications of people in the United States. The first amendment to the reauthorization legislation, offered by Sens. Steve Daines (R–Montana) and Ron Wyden (...
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Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Rumored Approval of T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Will Mean Higher Prices for Wireless Users
According to media reports on Monday evening, a U.S. District Court judge in New York is expected to approve the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. The judge’s decision, expected Tuesday, reportedly rules against attorneys general from 13 states and the District of Columbia, who argued...
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Friday, February 07, 2020
Court Denies Free Press and Other Parties' Requests to Rehear Wrongly Decided Net Neutrality Appeal
Late Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied parties’ requests for rehearing of the court’s decision in Mozilla v. FCC . The court’s October 2019 opinion upheld the FCC’s Net Neutrality repeal and broadband reclassification order. The decision deferred to precedent on the...
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Monday, October 28, 2019
Free Press Supports Facebook Employees’ Demands to Help Stop the Spread of Deceptive Political Ads
In an open display of discord with Facebook executives on Monday, hundreds of the company’s employees signed a letter to Mark Zuckerberg and other leaders of the social network demanding a reversal of the executive decision to allow politicians to lie in political ads. “Misinformation affects us...
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Tuesday, October 01, 2019
Court Defers to FCC on Dismantling Net Neutrality for Now but Opens Door for States, Higher Courts and Congress to Act
On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit deferred to the Federal Communications Commission in upholding its 2017 repeal of Net Neutrality, but overturned key parts of the agency’s so-called Restoring Internet Freedom Order, which was adopted on partisan lines in December 2017...
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