Legislation and Regulation

Congress poised to unravel the Internet

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Senator Ted Stevens has no idea how the Internet works, but he's asking Congress to remake it to suit the interests of the telecommunications industry. Can progressives apply the pressure to kill this bill?

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A sense of indecency: action and inaction at the FCC

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Future Unclear on FCC Matters of Public Interest, Must-Carry

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FCC scrutinizes "fake news" on local TV

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FCC launches inquiry into video news releases at 77 TV stations.

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FCC to probe fake news

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PR Watch study provokes FCC to probe 'fake news' at U.S. TV stations

Source:
www.cbc.ca/arts/story/2006/08/16/fake-news-probe.html

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New FCC Commissioner expresses interest in weakening ownership rules

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McDowell likens weaking ownership rules to passing kidneystones

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Public input vital on media regulation

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Seattle Times editorial calls for FCC ownership hearing in Seattle

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