Brookings

Google leaves an empty chair at Senate hearing on internet companies

The United States Senate Committee on Intelligence convened on Sept 5 to review the practices of internet platform companies, especially as they relate to protecting against any further election interference.

President Trump’s war on ‘fake news’ could actually make the mainstream media stronger

[Commentary] Nothing immediately changed as a result of the decision by hundreds of newspapers across the country to run simultaneous, but independent, editorials defending freedom of the press and deploring President Donald Trump’s identification

To uphold its integrity, the Trump FCC must proceed with Sinclair hearing

Sinclair Broadcasting has a right to establish that that they did not engage in “misrepresentations and/or lack of candor”—an assertion by the Federal Communications Commission—in matters related to its $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media.

Internet sales tax gives e-commerce companies a stake in local government

As our economy becomes increasingly digitized, more transactions are moving online and outside of local tax jurisdictions, costing states billions in lost sales tax revenue. The recent Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v.

How far will the FCC pursue Sinclair Broadcasting’s “misrepresentations” now that President Trump has intervened?

It is heartening to see the Federal Communications Commission’s unanimous decision to designate the $3.9 billion Sinclair Broadcasting acquisition of Tribune Media for administrative review.

Will the US be 5G ready?

Our 5G deployment process is slowed by outdated regulatory processes, spectrum scarcity, and local bureaucracy related to building local towers and other infrastructure.

Why protecting privacy is a losing game today—and how to change the game

Recent congressional hearings and data breaches have prompted more legislators and business leaders to say the time for broad federal privacy legislation has come.

The logic between “regulatory risk” and antitrust review of media mergers

The Antitrust Division of the Justice Department appears to have put its thumb on the scale in the ongoing battle between the Walt Disney Company and Comcast over the assets of 21st Century Fox.