Op-Ed

It’s time to secure the 2020 election

We cannot wait for the publication of [the full Mueller report] to begin taking necessary actions to protect the vote of the American people in 2020. First, we must minimize the use of online communication platforms by foreign governments to suppr

Innovators in Digital Inclusion: E2D

In this series, the Benton Foundation and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) explore the origins, strategies, challenges and funding mechanisms for successful digital inclusion organizations.

For Tacoma, Broadband Competition is Just a Click! Away

The City of Tacoma (WA) is engaged in an effort to ensure that our public broadband network, Click!, continues to support our community well for decades to come. My colleagues and I recognize that we, like all American cities, stand on th

Love Streaming? Then Don’t Let Distraction Doom Net Neutrality Legislation

In part, the Congressional urgency to act on network neutrality is being driven by INCOMPAS’s strong day in court earlier in 2019.

As Trump gears for reelection, @WhiteHouse account attacks the press

Day in, day out, the @WhiteHouse Twitter account shills for President Donald Trump, coordinating messages that cast his presidency in a positive light. But @WhiteHouse, which has over 18 million followers, doesn’t just share policy accomplishments

USTelecom: Reinventing broadband mapping is needed to close the digital divide

USTelecom is leading the charge on a new, more precise, approach to broadband reporting and mapping.

The Case for Investigating Facebook

After each misdeed becomes public, Facebook alternates between denial, hollow promises and apology campaigns.

Journalists Struggle to Understand Americans' Relationship to News

“The four elements of literacy—the ability to find, understand, create and act on information—are part of the ‘new literacies’ of the modern era: information literacy, digital literacy, media literacy and news literacy.

30 years on, what’s next #ForTheWeb?

Today, 30 years on from my original proposal for an information management system, half the world is online.

Facebook’s new move isn't about privacy. It’s about domination

People in China use WeChat for everything from sending messages to family to reading news and opinion to ordering food to paying at vending machines to paying for a taxi. For Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, WeChat is both his greatest challenge a