Media Ownership

Who owns, controls, or influences media outlets.

How GOP FL Gov Nominee Ron DeSantis won the Fox News primary

One of the key ingredients in Ron DeSantis’ victory in the Florida GOP governor’s race turned out to be makeup.

Why Google Doesn't Rank Right-Wing Outlets Highly

Google does feature work by traditional media organizations more than insurgent conservative outlets. Of course, Google’s ability to divine “quality” as distinct from “popularity” is limited.

Steve Bannon weighs in on Big Tech: 'These people are evil'

Former White House Chief Strategist Steven Bannon recently discussed President Donald Trump's rhetoric toward Big Tech. 

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Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights

Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Date: 
Wed, 10/03/2018 - 14:30

Witnesses

  1. The Honorable Makan Delrahim

    Assistant Attorney General

    Antitrust Division

    U.S. Department of Justice

  2. The Honorable Joseph Simons

    Chairman

    Federal Trade Commission



Comcast Gets Notice That NBC Antitrust Scrutiny Will Persist

Antitrust restrictions placed on Comcast after its takeover of NBCUniversal are due to expire in a few days. But that doesn’t mean the Justice Department is done scrutinizing the company.

National Enquirer Had Decades of Trump Dirt. He Wanted to Buy It All.

Federal investigators have provided ample evidence that President Donald Trump was involved in deals to pay two women to keep them from speaking publicly before the 2016 election about affairs that they said they had with him.

Sinclair Broadcast Group files countersuit against Tribune Media over failed merger

Sinclair Broadcast Group filed a countersuit in an escalating legal battle with Tribune Media, after the two companies' proposed merger fell apart this month under federal scrutiny.

Dozens at Facebook Unite to Challenge Its ‘Intolerant’ Liberal Culture

More than 100 Facebook employees have joined Mr. Amerige to form an online group called FB’ers for Political Diversity. The aim of the initiative is to create a space for ideological diversity within the company.

Few Rivals Speak Out Against Sprint, T-Mobile Merger

If America’s tech and telecom giants have an opinion about T-Mobile US’s plan to reshape the wireless industry by taking over Sprint , most are keeping it to themselves.Few large companies have gone on record to back or oppose the roughly $26 bill

Yahoo, Bucking Industry, Scans Emails for Data to Sell Advertisers

The tech industry has largely declared it is off limits to scan emails for information to sell to advertisers. Yahoo still sees the practice as a potential gold mine.