Government & Communications

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

Europe Is Reining In Tech Giants. But Some Say It’s Going Too Far.

Heralded as the world’s toughest watchdog of Silicon Valley technology giants, Europe has clamped down on violent content, hate speech and misinformation online through a thicket of new laws and regulations over the past five years.

Putin signs law to create an independent Russian internet

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law new measures that would enable the creation of a national network, able to operate separately from the rest of the world.

Coalition Letter to DHS Opposing Surveillance of Activists, Journalists, and Lawyers

We are a coalition of 103 civil liberties, civil rights, corporate responsibility, faith-based, human rights, immigrant rights, journalism, media, privacy, and government transparency organizations, legal service providers, and trade associations.

Beyond the Ballot: How the Kremlin Works to Undermine the U.S. Justice System

The US justice system is under attack as part of a long-term Russian effort to undermine the appeal of democracy and weaken the West.

How healthy is the internet?

A compilation of research, interviews, and analysis aims to show that while the worldwide consequences of getting things wrong with the internet could be huge – for peace and security, for political and individual freedoms, for human equality – th

NSA Recommends Dropping Phone-Surveillance Program

Apparently, the National Security Agency has recommended that the White House abandon a US surveillance program that collects information about Americans’ phone calls and text messages, saying the logistical and legal burdens of keeping it outweig

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Met With President Trump

President Donald Trump lobbed another attack against Twitter on its own platform, calling the company “very discriminatory” and saying “they don’t treat me well as a Republican." It turns out the President was scheduled to meet Twitter CEO Jack Do

President Trump Demands Congress Curb Twitter Policies He Calls ‘Discriminatory’

President Donald Trump said Congress should "get involved" in a battle against "discriminatory" practices by Twitter that the President has alleged unfairly target conservatives.

After 40 Years, C-Span’s Founder Signs Off

Brian Lamb, the man who put Congress on live television, reflects on the results and explains why the Supreme Court ought to be next.