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FCC Votes to Start Dismantling Net Neutrality

Despite grass-roots objections, the agency acts to begin the process of undoing open internet protections.

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FCC Chief Ajit Pai Serving Telecom Giants, Not the Public Interest

The former Verizon lawyer has made it clear that he intends to take steps to repeal net neutrality, which provides equal access to the internet.

Posted on May 16, 2017 READ MORE



Senators Speak Out for Net Neutrality

In the past week, 25 senators have signed letters denouncing FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to scrap rules that allow equal access to internet content. Among them are Maggie Hassan (pictured left) and Maria Cantwell.

Posted on May 13, 2017 READ MORE



Donald Trump’s Ajit (Pai)-Prop

Behind the headline-grabbing chaos, decades of progressive policy achievements are being quietly undone by the army of loyalists, such as new FCC head Ajit Pai, that Trump is assembling around him.

Posted on May 11, 2017 READ MORE


Thanks to Trump’s FCC, One Broadcast Group May Control 72 Percent of Local Television

Craig Aaron, president and CEO of the nonprofit organization Free Press, explains why the Sinclair Broadcast Group’s expanding monopoly is a cause for concern.

Posted on May 9, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Fighting for Privacy as Technology Monopolies Undermine Democracy

Author Jonathan Taplin joins Truthdig Publisher Zuade Kaufman, Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and the editorial team Thursday to discuss how tech giants are destroying privacy rights—and how Americans can fight back.

Posted on May 4, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Killing Net Neutrality Is a Critical Goal in Trump’s Campaign Against Free Speech

President Trump’s playbook to curb free speech and silence dissenting voices goes far beyond his Twitter rants and attacks on the press. (Pictured, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.)

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Trump’s FCC and FTC Leaders Rush to Defend Big Telco’s Assault on Internet Privacy

It’s hard to defend legislation that undermines essential privacy rights. But that hasn’t stopped the broadband industry and its many friends in Washington from trying.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Ed Markey, Longtime Supporter of Net Neutrality and Consumer Privacy

The Massachusetts senator reinforced his commitment to consumer rights this week by strongly opposing a Senate resolution to roll back internet users’ privacy.

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Senate Passes Resolution to Roll Back Privacy Rules

Senators vote 50-48 to repeal Obama-era regulations that protected consumer data from being misused by internet service providers.

Posted on Mar 23, 2017 READ MORE


What Is the Future of Net Neutrality Under Trump?

The Truthdig team met Thursday with Jessica González of Free Press, a media advocacy group, to discuss equal access to internet content.

Posted on Mar 21, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



The Resistance Must Be Digitized

Ajit Pai (at left in picture), the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, could pose a threat to unfettered access to an open internet.

Posted on Mar 17, 2017 READ MORE


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