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Trump at CPAC: Right’s Unlikely Hero Renews Attack on Press

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States
Recommendation:
5

President Donald Trump intensified his slashing attack on the news media during an appearance before the Conservative Political Action Conference , reiterating his charge that “fake news” outlets are “the enemy of the people.”

White House Bars Times and Other News Outlets From Briefing

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States
Recommendation:
4

Journalists from The New York Times and several other news organizations were prohibited from attending a briefing by President Donald Trump’s press secretary on Feb 24, a highly unusual breach of relations between the White House and its press corps.

Washington Post: Our story wasn't fake, it led to Trump ousting Flynn

Location:
Washington Post, 1150 15th St NW, Washington, DC, 20071, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Washington Post pushed back against President Donald Trump’s claims that a report about former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s conversations with a Russian ambassador was “fake news.”

Republican lawmakers introduce bills to curb protesting in at least 18 states

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
3

Since the election of President Trump, Republican lawmakers in at least 18 states have introduced or voted on legislation to curb mass protests in what civil liberties experts are calling “an attack on protest rights throughout the states.” From Virginia to Washington state, legislators have introduced bills that would increase punishments for blocking highways, ban the use of masks during protests, indemnify drivers who strike protesters with their cars and, in at least once case, seize the assets of people involved in protests that later turn violent.

Minority Leader Pelosi calls for DOJ probe of Priebus on FBI, Russia

Location:
Capitol Building, E Capitol St NE & 1st St NE, Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
3

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) says the Department of Justice must probe reports that White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked the FBI to push back on media coverage linking figures from President Trump's campaign to Russian intelligence.

ACA to FCC: Bundling Is Biggest Diversity Damper

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The American Cable Association, joined by some independent programmers, told the Federal Communications Commission in reply comments that forced bundling of channels is the biggest obstacle to a thriving and diverse program marketplace.

FCC’s Pai Wants to Lift Charter-TWC Condition

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai wants to eliminate an FCC mandate forcing Charter Communications to compete head-to-head with other broadband providers in one million new locations.

White House dismisses CNN report on FBI as ‘indefensible’

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States
Recommendation:
3

President Donald Trump’s top spokesman dismissed a news report alleging the FBI rejected a request by the White House to publicly knock down reports about communications between Trump associates and the Russians.

Steve Bannon’s not-so-subtle threat to the media

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States
Recommendation:
3

here was no reason to think that Bannon was going to be anything but confrontational with the media during a joint appearance with Trump White House chief of staff Reince Priebus at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. But, even by Bannon's standards, he seemed to ramp up his attacks on the media and offer a very clear message to political journalists: You think this is bad? Just wait.

For conservatives, social media is a key battleground

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
3

At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Trevor Loudon, author of "Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress,” said: “The media is totally against the president. Hollywood is against the president. The radical left is against the president. He’s got all these forces against him. What we have is social media.”

Rep Khanna headed to Appalachia to support program that trains young people for tech jobs

Location:
Paintsville, KY, United States
Recommendation:
3

Rep Ro Khanna (D-CA), whose Silicon Valley district is home to Apple, Google, Facebook and Tesla, says he’ll travel to Appalachia in March to lend his support to a program that trains young people — including the children of coal miners — for jobs like coding and computer tech.

FCC Grants First 100% Foreign Control of US Broadcasters

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission's Media Bureau has granted a petition by a pair of Australian citizens to control 100% of broadcast stations (four radio stations in Alaska and Texas).

A Bot That Identifies 'Toxic' Comments Online

Location:
Google, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, United States
Recommendation:
3

For those outlets who can’t hire 14 full-time moderators to comb through roughly 11,000 comments a day, help is on the way. Jigsaw, the Google-owned technology incubator, released a tool that uses machine-learning algorithms to separate out the worst comments that people leave online.

What is 5G?

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
3

A primer on 5G.

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Room for Journalists in Facebook's 'Global Community'?

Location:
Benton Foundation, 727 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL, 60202, United States
Recommendation:
2

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently posted “Building Global Community” on his Facebook page, illustrating the company’s plans for developing the “social infrastructure to give people the power to build a global community that works for all of us.” Notably, Zuckerberg directly analyzes the state of the news industry and its important function in our society. Some people criticized Zuckerberg’s post, arguing it actually serves as a blueprint for destroying journalism. This week we take a closer look at Zuckerberg’s vision and what it could mean for the future of journalism.

Sure the Media Is Biased. But the Enemy? Not Quite.

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
2

Biased? Probably. Oppositional? Maybe. Essential? In theory. But the enemy? Not so much.

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Reactions to FCC Vote on ISP Transparency Regulation

The Trump White House doesn’t really want balanced media coverage

Location:
The White House, Washington, 20500, United States
Recommendation:
2

When CNN's Dylan Byers reported that counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway had been pulled off the air by the White House, his story included a familiar line: “Conway did not respond to a request for comment.” Within minutes of the report's publication, however, Conway was talking — to rival network MSNBC, claiming Byers and CNN had it wrong. Half an hour later, Conway's “might be doing TV later tonight” became is doing TV later tonight.

New FCC chair says the internet should not be run by 'lawyers and bureaucrats' in DC

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

Businesses eagerly awaiting regulation rollbacks from the Trump administration may get them in an unexpected place: the internet, according to new Fderal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai. "My own view is that the internet should be run by technologists and engineers and business people, not by lawyers and bureaucrats here in the nation's capital," Chairman Pai.

FCC Advances Seamless Nationwide Access To Mobile Voice And Broadband Service Through Mobility Fund II

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
4

The Federal Communications Commission took steps to help expand and preserve 4G LTE mobile coverage across rural American and in Tribal lands by providing $453 million in ...

Groups Push Chairman Pai to Reverse Lifeline Move

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

Over 40 groups have written Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to ask him to reverse the decision to rescind Lifeline broadband subsidy eligibility for nine companies.

University of Texas Chancellor McRaven calls Trump’s media comment ‘threat to democracy’

Location:
University of Texas , Austin, TX, 78712, United States
Recommendation:
2

University of Texas System Chancellor Bill McRaven said President Trump’s recent description of the media as “the enemy of the American people” must be challenged and “this sentiment may be the greatest threat to democracy in my lifetime.”

Republicans Are Trying to Let Internet Providers Sell Your Data

Location:
US Capitol, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, DC, 20515, United States
Recommendation:
2

A set of internet privacy rules passed by the Federal Communications Commission has become a target for Republicans.

Is anyone gonna review this AT&T–Time Warner merger or what?

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

It seems that the pending AT&T–Time Warner merger continues to be a political hot potato, with different factions of government and industry continuing to argue over who will review it. Whether the merger ends up at the Department of Justice alone or at the DOJ and the Federal Communications Commission will make all the difference: DOJ policies make it likely to approve the merger, whereas the FCC, even with its corporation-friendly chairman, will have to give it a more rigorous review that could kill the deal or at least place some restrictions on it.

ARRIS: Every Carrier Will Become a Wireless Provider, So We Bought Ruckus Wireless

Location:
ARRIS Group, 3871 Lakefield Drive, Suwanee, GA, 30024, United States
Recommendation:
2

ARRIS will acquire Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch business from Broadcom subsidiary Brocade Communication System for $800 million in cash, as well as unvested employee stock awards.

Dozens of Digital Inclusion Groups Urge FCC to Support Internet ‘Lifeline’ for Low-Income Families

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

Nearly 40 civil rights, social justice, labor and digital inclusion groups sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission urging the agency to reverse its decision that undermined the Lifeline Program.

Democratic Reps Seek FCC Political Disclosure Closure

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Most of a dozen Democratic members of Congress are calling on Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to vote on clarifications to the FCC's political ad disclosure rules.

Conway sidelined after going 'off message'

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States
Recommendation:
3

The White House is barring counselor Kellyanne Conway from television appearances after the high-profile aide made multiple on-air statements contradicting the Trump administration’s official stance.

Chief digital officer steps down from White House job over background check

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States
Recommendation:
3

White House Chief Digital Officer Gerrit Lansing was among the six staffers who were dismissed from the White House recently after being unable to pass an FBI background check, apparently.

Donald Trump is losing his war with the media

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
3

A new poll from Quinnipiac University suggests that while people may be broadly unhappy with the mainstream media, they still think it's more credible than President Donald Trump.