Ali Breland

Zero hour nears for net neutrality rules

The Federal Communications Commission is moving forward with a plan to scrap net neutrality rules, defying a massive outcry from activists, Democrats and consumers. “I think what net neutrality repealed would actually mean is we once again have a

Democratic lawmakers push for stricter antitrust rules amid merger boom

Democrats are ramping up their attacks on major corporate mergers after a series of mega-deals from corporate giants.  But Democrats aren’t just taking aim at the behemoth deals themselves: they’re looking at the specific government policies that

Democratic Sens question privacy, security of Facebook's 'Messenger Kids'

Sens Ed Markey (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) are questioning the privacy and security of Facebook’s new messaging app, which is designed for kids under 13, expressing their concerns in a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.  “We remain c

AT&T, Time Warner extend deadline to finalize merger

AT&T and Time Warner are extending the termination date of their merger to April 22, 2018 now that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is suing to block their deal.  Despite the DOJ’s move to stop the merger, both companies are hopeful they’ll sti

Reps Conyers Jr., Cicilline push for hearing on Trump's involvement in AT&T-Time Warner merger

Two top House Judiciary Committee Democratic Reps are pushing the panel to hold a hearing examining the White House’s role in the “troubling pattern of potential political interference by President Trump” in the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) revie

Facebook wants 'flexibility' in political advertising regulations

Facebook says that it supports the government’s push to further regulate election ads on digital platforms, but qualifies that it wants flexible rules.The company explained in comments it sent to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) that new regu

Democratic Representatives push FEC for tougher action on foreign election meddling

Democratic Reps are pushing the Federal Elections Commission to take more aggressive action in curbing foreign influence in US elections.  Eighteen members of Congress led by Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep John Sarbanes (D-MD) urged the FEC

Congress grills Sinclair on 'must-run' content ahead of merger

Members of Congress are pushing Sinclair on the possible effects of its pending merger with Tribune Media, including whether the media company would continue to push controversial "must-run segments." In a letter to the company, 49 members of Cong

Charges Against FCC Heat Up

Fight for the Future says the Federal Communications Commission is hiding something in regard to the cyberattacks that brought the agency's website down. “The public wants to know what the FCC is hiding,” said Fight for the Future’s Evan Greer.

Rep Kelly introduces bill to make government websites mobile-friendly

House Oversight Subcommittee on Information Technology Ranking Member Robin Kelly (D-IL) is introducing a new bill aimed at bridging the digital divide by requiring all future government websites to be mobile friendly.