Boston Globe

Trump’s tweets include grammatical errors. And some are on purpose

The hallmark of President Trump’s Twitter feed is that it sounds like him — grammatical miscues and all. But it’s not always Trump tapping out a Tweet, even when it sounds like his voice. Apparently, West Wing employees who draft proposed tweets intentionally employ suspect grammar and staccato syntax in order to mimic the president’s style. They overuse the exclamation point! They Capitalize random words for emphasis. Fragments. Loosely connected ideas.

In rural America, digital divide slows a vital path for telemedicine

[Commentary] Telemedicine — the delivery of health care services using communications technology — can be a critical tool for making Americans healthier. A concerted push to seize the untapped potential of telemedicine could help us tackle today’s health challenges. The most crucial step in seizing the opportunities of digital medicine is making sure that every community has high-speed Internet access.

FCC commissioner weighs in on net neutrality

Of all the issues before the Federal Communications Commission, none has triggered such tremendous public response as the agency’s proposal on so-called network neutrality, in which Internet providers would be required to treat all online traffic alike.

One of three Democrats on the five-member commission, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel broadly supports prohibiting providers from favoring one form of Internet traffic over another.

“If you want to be able to go and do something on a legal website, your broadband provider shouldn’t impede your ability to do so,” Commissioner Rosenworcel said.

But how much federal regulation would be needed to meet this goal? Many net neutrality advocates want to see the Internet regulated as a public utility, as the phone companies once were. Commissioner Rosenworcel seemed reluctant to go that far. While there’s plenty of online innovation, she said, there isn’t as much competition among Internet providers.