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Democrats Introduce Bill to 'Help Bridge the Digital Divide Once and for All'

"In 2021, we should be able to bring high-speed internet to every family in America—regardless of their zip code," said Sen. Amy Klobuchar. 

Brett Wilkins ·


'Life-Changer for Millions': FCC Approves Program to Help Poor Families Overcome Digital Divide During Pandemic

"As the pandemic nears its one-year mark, it's only gotten harder for many people to afford essential internet connections to the remote learning, work, and healthcare services they need."

Jessica Corbett ·


40+ Rights Groups Urge Biden to Halt Federal Use of 'Dangerous' Facial Recognition Technology

"Facial recognition technology is a threat to civil rights and civil liberties when it works, and when it doesn't."

Jessica Corbett ·


Progressives Applaud Biden Pick of Rosenworcel to Lead FCC Out of Carnage Left by Ajit Pai

"She knows the FCC from the bottom up and she understands how to make good things happen there," said one former Commissioner.

Brett Wilkins ·


After Inciting Deadly Invasion of US Capitol, Twitter Permanently Suspends @realDonaldTrump

After years of resisting suspension demands, the social media company said that the move was "due to the risk of further incitement of violence."

Common Dreams staff ·


Critics Warn Repeal of Section 230 'Would Be Devastating for Human Rights, Social Movements, and Marginalized People'

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to tie the repeal to proposed $2,000 coronavirus relief checks.

Jessica Corbett ·


Report Details 'Staggering' Number of Attacks on US Journalists, Press Freedoms in 2020

"This report shows an unprecedented press freedom crisis engulfing the United States."

Andrea Germanos ·


Senate Confirms Nathan Simington, Trump's Unqualified and 'Worse Than Ajit Pai' FCC Nominee

"By confirming Simington, they're not 'owning the libs' or 'sticking it to Biden,' they're just hurting our kids, small businesses, and our communities. It's up to us to make sure they regret it."

Brett Wilkins ·


'Good Riddance': Progressives Welcome Ajit Pai's Departure From FCC as Great News

The current chair, said one critic, "will go down in history as one of the most corrupt government officials of the century."

Brett Wilkins ·


FCC Accused of Prioritizing Corporate Interests Over Needs of American People by Doubling Down on Net Neutrality Repeal

"This remand order callously dismisses the valid concerns of public-safety officials, competitive broadband providers, and millions of disconnected low-income families who can't afford to get online."

Jessica Corbett ·

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