Government & Communications

Attempts by governmental bodies to improve or impede communications with or between the citizenry.

President Trump Threatens Investigation of Twitter

President Donald Trump threatened a government investigation of Twitter. The President tweeted on the morning of July 26, "Twitter 'SHADOW BANNING' prominent Republicans. Not good.

A Tale of Two Internets

Listen to the ongoing conversations on net neutrality, and you’ll notice that the United States, like other liberal-democratic countries, believes that, in the lexicon of policymakers, a freeopeninteroperablesecure

Twitter appears to have fixed search problems that lowered visibility of GOP lawmakers

Twitter appears to have adjusted its platform to no longer limit the visibility of some prominent Republicans in its search results, a problem that the company said was a side effect of its attempts to clean up discourse on its platform. Those aff

Once again, ‘fake news’ decried by President Trump turns out to be true

There have been a number of instances in which the President or his surrogates have flatly denied something — only to have that denial contradicted weeks or months later by new documents or statements.

White House Bars CNN Reporter From Presidential Event

The White House barred CNN Journalist Kaitlan Collins from attending a public appearance by President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden, an apparent act of retaliation that drew immediate rebuke from news organizations and signaled the latest escala

House Communications Subcommittee Oversight Hearing of FCC

The House Communications Subcommittee held a long-delayed Federal Communications Commission oversight hearing July 25. Notably, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai stood by the FCC's decision to designate the Sinclair-Tribune deal for hearing.

Three-quarters of Republicans trust President Trump over the media

A new poll from Quinnipiac University finds that most Americans disapprove of how the media cover President Donald Trump, a function of a majority of independents disapproving of that coverage.

A new peak in Trump’s efforts to foster misinformation

In a speech to veterans, President Donald Trump said, “Just remember, what you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening.” What President Trump is doing is asking listeners to join him in his carefully-crafted bubble, a space where

Moderates in Congress go local on Facebook more than the most ideological members

While highly ideological members of Congress tend to use their Facebook posts to criticize political opponents and support their allies, moderate lawmakers are more likely to concentrate on local issues in their outreach on the platform. For the a

Congress isn't happy with Trump's cyber strategy. It wants a commission to help.

Sen Ben Sasse (R-NE) says the Trump Administration needs to get serious about cyberdefense. And he’s taking some cues from history with the hope of kicking the administration into action.