Government & Communications

Attempts by governmental bodies to improve or impede communications with or between the citizenry.

President Trump shrugs off 'haters' and media in early morning tweets

President Donald Trump waved off critics and the "Fake News Media" on July 7 as he prepared to meet with world leaders at the annual Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. "I will represent our country well and fight for its interests!

Other presidents boosted free press abroad; President Trump bashes it

President Donald Trump bashed the American press corps on July 6, singling out CNN and others as "fake news." That wasn't new, of course. What was different was where it occurred.

Judge denies DOJ effort to halt Twitter lawsuit over national security orders

A federal judge in California has decided to allow Twitter’s lawsuit against the attorney general’s office to go forward.

State Department concocting “fake” intellectual property “Twitter feud”

The US State Department wants to team up with other government agencies and Hollywood in a bid to create a "fake Twitter feud" about the importance of intellectual property rights.

Does Lifeline Need a Life Boat?

The Federal Communications Commission’s Universal Service Fund initiatives are important, complex programs that are as necessary as they are challenging to manage.

CNN: The Network Against the Leader of the Free World

CNN and its president, Jeff Zucker, are in the middle of their most intense bout yet: an unlikely public fight with the leader of the free world.

President Trump war with the media goes global

President Donald Trump took his fight with the news media to the world stage on July 6, hammering CNN and his political enemies in the press as “fake news” at a press conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw.

The Reddit user behind Trump’s CNN meme apologized. But #CNNBlackmail is the story taking hold.

The Reddit user said he never intended his anti-CNN meme — you know, the one tweeted by President Donald Trump in which the now-president beats up CNN in a wrestling match — to become a call for violence against journalists.

Stanley: Is Trump an enemy of free speech or merely exercising it in a way that liberals dislike?

[Commentary] Is the President an enemy of free speech or merely exercising it in a way that liberals dislike? Personal experience has taught me that the line between these two things is vanishingly thin.

What we miss when we obsess over President Trump’s tweets

[Commentary] Remember when we used to obsess about every presidential tweet? When every story was about us? When Donald Trump’s war with the media was, really, the only thing that mattered? We need to stop.