Government & Communications

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

Net Neutrality debate was riddled with millions of fake comments in the most prolific known instance of political impersonation in US history

A fierce battle over the regulation of the internet was riddled with millions of fake comments in the most prolific known instance of political impersonation in US history.

Tech Firms Need More Regulation

In contrast to prior technological eras—marked by inventions such as the railroad, telephone, automobile, and television—the age of digital technology has progressed for several decades with remarkably little regulation, or even self‑regulation.

US plans for fake social media run afoul of Facebook rules

Facebook said that the US Department of Homeland Security would be violating the company’s rules if agents create fake profiles to monitor the social media of foreigners seeking to enter the country.

President Trump, Weatherman: Dorian Updates and at Least 122 Tweets

Starting with his first tweet at 7:45 a.m. August 31, President Donald Trump delivered 122 tweets about Hurricane Dorian over the weekend.

Life in an Internet Shutdown: Crossing Borders for Email and Contraband SIM Cards

Internet shutdowns have become one of the defining tools of government repression in the 21st century in a growing number of countries, mainly in Asia and Africa, that are seeking to quash dissent.

President Trump turns up the volume with days of anti-media attacks

President Donald Trump has made a "war" on the press a central part of his presidency.

President Trump criticizes Fox, which 'isn't working for us anymore'

President Donald Trump tweeted that Fox News has become too hospitable to Democrats and "isn't working for us anymore," arguing his supporters "have to start looking for a new News Outlet." President Trump lashed out in a trio of tweets after a sp

Trump Allies Target Journalists Over Coverage Deemed Hostile to White House

A loose network of conservative operatives allied with the White House is pursuing what they say will be an aggressive operation to discredit news organizations deemed hostile to President Donald Trump by publicizing damaging information about jou

Former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon Aims to Embolden President Trump With Huawei Film

President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon has produced a new film called “Claws of the Red Dragon” attacking Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications company President Trump has forbidden US companies from doing business with ove

Federal officials raise concerns about White House plan to police alleged social media censorship

Officials from the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission have expressed serious concerns about a draft Trump administration executive order seeking to regulate tech giants, according to several people familiar with the