Government & Communications

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

The Internet, Divided Between the US and China, Has Become a Battleground

As China and the West race for 5G dominance, two digital powers with very different approaches to technology are staking out their corners. One side, championed in China, is a digital landscape where mobile payments have replaced cash.

Freedom in the World 2019: Attacks on Democracy in the United States

At the midpoint of his term, there remains little question that President Donald Trump exerts an influence on American politics that is straining our core values and testing the stability of our constitutional system.

President Trump Discusses Claims of ‘Fake News,’ and the Impact, With New York Times Publisher

President Donald Trump takes credit for popularizing the term “fake news.” But the consequences? Not his concern.

From fake news to enemy of the people: An anatomy of Trump's tweets

Since announcing his candidacy in the 2016 presidential elections to the end of his second year in office, President Donald Trump has sent 1,339 tweets about the media that were critical, insinuating, condemning, or threatening.

Government shutdown halts the Trump FCC’s deregulation agenda

The companies that have been the beneficiaries of the Trump Federal Communications Commission’s deregulation are now discovering that a government that does nothing cannot serve their interests.

Social media is rotting democracy from within

It is easier to spread misinformation on social media than to correct it, and easier to inflame social divisions than to mend them.

Facebook Launches 'Community Actions', a Way to Create Petitions and Communicate with Public Officials

Facebook launched Community Actions, a News Feed petition feature. Users can add a title, description, and image to their Community Action, and tag relevant government agencies and officials who’ll be notified.

Journalists Press for Shield Law

The National Association of Broadcasters has joined with other groups in the News Media for Open Government (NMOG) coalition to press the new Congress to better protect journalists, including the long-sought federal shield law that has been introd