Government & Communications

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

Make the internet American again? Trump's NTIA pick opened the door

President Donald Trump's pick to head the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, David Redl, privately assured Republican senators that he would look at reversing the Obama administration's decision to give up US oversight of

Democratic Reps Seek GAO Review of Lifeline Verifier

Some Democratic members of the House Commerce Committee have asked the Government Accountability Office to "review" the Federal Communications Commission's efforts to deploy the Lifeline National Verifier, which is meant to be a more efficient way

More evidence that President Trump’s advisers talk to him through the television

Convincing President Donald Trump not to blink first during the government shutdown was a challenge that required coaxing by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), according to The Washington Post's Ashley Parker and Josh Dawsey.

Millions of comments sent to FCC through bulk system used fake email addresses

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai actually allowed the weight of public comments on the FCC's proposed changes to network neutrality regulations to sway (or confirm) his position, he seems to have given more credence to the "opin

Man threatens to gun down CNN staff for 'fake news,' FBI says

A Michigan man is facing federal criminal charges after an FBI investigation alleged he called CNN headquarters multiple times with threats to gun down employees of the network for producing "fake news." Brandon Griesemer, 19, of Novi (MI) on Jan 

President Trump slams ‘Crazy Jim Acosta’ in tweet claiming shutdown win

President Donald Trump in an early morning tweet on Jan 23 mocked "Crazy Jim Acosta," saying even the correspondent from "Fake News CNN" agrees that Democrats "gambled and lost" over the government shutdown.

FIRSTNET Unveiled: America’s Only Communications Platform Dedicated to Public Safety Gets a Dedicated Brand

FirstNet, with all 50 states, 5 territories and DC on board, brings public safety their own, dedicated communications platform to help them save lives and protect communities.

It’s time to rethink how we cover President Trump

[Commentary] The challenge for the coverage of Trump in 2018: How do we retake the agenda from this man who so hungers for attention, and how do we tell stories in a way that reflects the scale and sweep of the moment we’re in?  

Russian Twitter accounts pushing for release of 'shocking' surveillance memo

Russian-linked bots on Twitter are pushing for the House Intelligence Committee to release a classified report written by committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA).  Some Republicans believe the report shows political bias in the FBI and the Departmen

Chairman Pai's Response to Members of Congress Regarding Restoring Internet Freedom Declaratory Ruling, Report and Order

On Dec 4, 2017, several members of Congress wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai expressing deep concern about the "proposal to roll back critical consumer protections by dismantling...current net neutrality rules." Due to