Media Ownership

Who owns, controls, or influences media outlets.

President Trump: AT&T-Time Warner merger 'not good for the country'

President Donald Trump said that AT&T's planned merger with Time Warner is "not good for the country."  Personally, I’ve always felt that that was a deal that’s not good for the country,” President Trump told reporters at the White House.

The Trump administration’s AT&T lawsuit looks political, but motive might not matter in court

The perception that President Donald Trump has a vendetta against CNN might not factor into a court's ruling on the AT&T-Time Warner deal, but it could backfire in a different way on a president who styles himself as a champion of American bus

Facebook (Still) Letting Housing Advertisers Exclude Users by Race

In February, Facebook said it would step up enforcement of its prohibition against discrimination in advertising for housing, employment or credit. But our tests showed a significant lapse in the company’s monitoring of the rental market.

Statement of Commissioner Michael O'Rielly on the Commission's Extensive December Agenda

I thank the Chairman for circulating the items for the December meeting and look forward to reading each one.The time has come to overturn the market disrupting net neutrality and common carrier regulations that sacrificed decades of precedent and

FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel Statement on Media Ownership Cap Proposal

Today’s proposal from FCC leadership asks to either eliminate or modify the existing national media ownership cap.

Net Neutrality Is Fiction, No Matter What FCC Does

[Commentary] No matter what the Federal Communications Commission does, America's internet is not an equal place and it's only going to become less fair. The reality is big companies do have a privileged path into people's digital lives. They have

Facebook and Google’s enormous profits may buoy Wall Street. But it’s a different story in Washington.

The tech industry’s ongoing strong financial performance reflects a soaring economic outlook.

Statement of FCC Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn on the Pre-Holiday News Dump

In just two days, many of us will join friends and family in celebrating the spirit of Thanksgiving.

FCC Chairman Pai Proposes Review of TV Ownership Cap, UHF Discount

Earlier this year, the Commission reinstated the UHF discount, finding that the prior FCC’s decision last year to eliminate it absent a simultaneous review of the 39 percent national cap effectively tightened the cap without determining whether th

Donald Trump’s FCC is a Clear and Present Danger to Democracy

[Commentary] President Donald Trump’s chair of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, and the Trump-aligned majority on a commission is bent on clearing the way for precisely the sort of media monopoly that FDR and the small-“d” democrat