Government & Communications

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

Inside GAO’s Plan to Make Congress More Tech-Savvy

As lawmakers prepare to weigh in on high-profile tech issues like artificial intelligence, 5G and online privacy, the Government Accountability Office wants to make sure they know what they’re doing.  On March 20, GAO submitted a letter to Congres

President Trump accuses social media giants of bias towards 'radical left Democrats'

President Donald Trump accused tech companies, including Facebook, Twitter and Google, of promoting "the Radical Left Democrats." "Facebook, Google and Twitter, not to mention the Corrupt Media, are sooo on the side of the Radical Left Democrats.

Rep Nunes (R-CA) Sues Twitter for Allowing Accounts to Insult Him

Stung by obscene and pointed criticism, Rep Devin Nunes (R-CA) has sued Twitter and three users for defamation, claiming the users smeared him and the platform allowed it to happen because of a political agenda.

New York Times Not Entitled To Information About Net Neutrality Commenters, FCC Says

The Federal Communications Commission is asking a judge to reject The New York Times Company's request for information about comments submitted to the agency in its 2017 net neutrality proceeding. The agency argues that the data sought by the 

FY 2020 FCC Budget Estimates to Congress

For Fiscal Year 2020, the Federal Communications Commission is requesting the budget and personnel amounts that are summarized in the bullets below:

President Trump's relationship with Fox News is unprecedented. His March 17 tweets prove it.

On March 17, President Donald Trump defended two of Fox's right-wing opinion shows and criticized three of the network's news anchors.

Attorney General Barr levels state-secrets claim in Twitter suit

Attorney General William Barr has asserted the state secrets privilege for the first known time since he was sworn in in Feb, using the controversial legal tool in a lawsuit brought by the social media company Twitter over its bid to publish a mor

President Trump Threatens ‘SNL’ With Federal Investigation Because The Show Mocks Him

President Donald Trump threatened “Saturday Night Live” and other late-night shows with a federal investigation for poking fun of him.

Sen Harris Wants to Give States Millions to Overhaul Tech

Democratic presidential candidate Sen Kamala Harris (D-CA) is introducing the Digital Service Act of 2019 on March 14 that would give state and local governments access to a pool of $15 million a year in grant funding, which they could use to set

President Trump on Tech: ‘What Is Digital?’

He prefers Sharpies over email. His aides cart around cardboard boxes of work papers — not laptops — for him to sift through on Air Force One.