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Zuckerberg promises to show Facebook users more local news

Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook will now start showing users more local news stories in their feeds — the latest in a string of reforms the company has announced in 2018.  “Local news helps build community — both on and offline,” Zuckerberg wro

Conservative groups urge Congress to let net neutrality repeal stand

A coalition of conservative groups are urging Congress not to support a bill that would overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of network neutrality.

House Minority Leader Pelosi pushes for House vote on preserving net neutrality

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is pushing for a floor vote on a bill that would stop the Federal Communications Commission from repealing network neutrality.  “December’s radical FCC vote to dismantle net neutrality has endangered the A

Chamber of Commerce president warns against growing 'techlash'

Thomas Donohue, the president and CEO of the US Chamber of Commerce, warned against the growing skepticism of technology giants, arguing that the businesses are vital for growth and innovation. In his 2018 “State of American Business Address,” Don

Democratic Senators will force the Senate to debate net neutrality — but they don’t have the votes to restore the rules

Democratic senators rejoiced on Jan 9 that they had secured enough votes to force the Senate to debate whether to restore the US government’s recently repealed network neutrality rules.

Can net neutrality be a potent political issue for Democrats?

Democrats see an opportunity to capitalize on the massive backlash to the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to repeal its network neutrality rules. The question is whether the outrage on Reddit forums can translate into votes for Democr

Sen Blumenthal calls for DOJ to investigate Comcast-NBC Merger

Sen Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) is calling on the Justice Department to investigate whether the 2011 Comcast-NBC merger has hurt market competition.

Zero hour nears for net neutrality rules

The Federal Communications Commission is moving forward with a plan to scrap net neutrality rules, defying a massive outcry from activists, Democrats and consumers. “I think what net neutrality repealed would actually mean is we once again have a

Poll: 83 percent of voters support keeping FCC's net neutrality rules

More than 80 percent of voters oppose the Federal Communications Commission’s plan to repeal its net neutrality rules, according to a new poll from the University of Maryland’s Program for Public Consultation.

Congressional Democrats make last-minute appeal to stop net neutrality vote

Democrats are trying to pressure the Federal Communications Commission at the eleventh hour to call off its planned vote to scrap its net neutrality regulations. 39 senators