Media Ownership

Who owns, controls, or influences media outlets.

Facebook makes the Snowden affair look quaint

[Commentary] Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance in Washington is a voluntary, one-off reaction to a scandal.

House Commerce Committee Chairman Walden Says He's Not Inclined to Regulate Edge Providers

House Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) said he would tend not to regulate Facebook and other edge providers more, but rather would reduce the regulations on their Internet service provider and broadcast competitors. Regarding privacy

Facebook and Twitter are opening up a bit to academic researchers, so platforms “can make better decisions”

Facebook announced April 9 that it plans to give a limited group of soon-to-be determined academics some access to Facebook data as needed, with a research emphasis on how Facebook influences elections in different countries around the world.

Facebook-backed lawmakers are pushing to gut privacy law

As Mark Zuckerberg prepares to testify before Congress, Facebook is quietly fighting a crucial privacy measure in the Illinois Statehouse.

Why Mark Zuckerberg's Senate hearing could mean little for Facebook's privacy reform

Facebook's lobbying influence — along with Mark Zuckerberg’s expected mea culpa — may be enough, privacy experts say, to blunt any talk of significant consumer privacy regulations meant to reign in Facebook and other tech giants, regardless of the

How Sinclair became the most insidious force in local TV news

Sinclair stands alone in its brazen use of the public airwaves to promote an extreme right-wing agenda to advance its business interests. From its hiring practices to its frequent disregard of journalistic values, the company is an unapologetic ou

Sinclair TV chairman to President Trump: 'We are here to deliver your message'

The chairman of Sinclair Broadcast Group met President Donald Trump at the White House during a visit to pitch a potentially lucrative new product to administration officials.

Mark Zuckerberg Meets With Top Lawmakers Before Hearings

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, tried to get ahead of a week of intense scrutiny for him and his company by visiting several top lawmakers in Washington and reiterating how sorry he was for the social network’s failings.

Is the GDPR Right for the United States?

Europe’s new privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will enter into force in May 2018.

A dilemma for pro-Trump media: How to hit Facebook without dinging the president

In the alternate reality constructed by some of President Donald Trump's media boosters, the big question Zuckerberg must answer is not about privacy or propaganda but about Facebook's alleged bias against conservatives. To scrutinize Facebook on