Media Ownership

Who owns, controls, or influences media outlets.


Federal Communications Commission

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 10:00

The agenda at this meeting will feature a report from each of the Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment (ACDDE) Working Groups. Each of the Working Groups will report on their work under the current ACDDE charter, which expires July 5, 2019.

Breaking up Big Tech will be really hard to do—here’s why

If any of the tech giants are found guilty of anticompetitive behavior, they’re likely to be hit with heavy fines and other sanctions. But trying to force through a breakup of one or more of the companies will be tough to do because:

Apple's strong-arming for privacy

Apple is leveraging its platform's market power to help users protect their privacy.

Congress knows the Internet is broken. It’s time to start fixing it.

The "Internet is broken." That, according to Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), is the sentiment animating a bipartisan antitrust review of technology titans in the House of Representatives. He is right to initiate the effort.

Facebook, Google and other tech giants to face antitrust investigation by House lawmakers

Democratic Reps plan a sweeping review of Facebook, Google and other technology giants to determine if they’ve become so large and powerful that they stifle competition and harm consumers, marking a new, unprecedented antitrust threat for an indus

Sens Klobuchar, Blumenthal Press DOJ about Potential Political Interference in the T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Investigations

Sens Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) led a letter to Department of Justice (DOJ) Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim on potential political interference in the T-Mobile and Sprint merger investigations.

FTC Gets Jurisdiction for Possible Facebook Antitrust Probe

The Federal Trade Commission will lead any antitrust investigation into Facebook under an arrangement that gives the Justice Department chief oversight of Alphabet's Google, as the US government gears up for scrutiny of the country’s major tech co

Google and Amazon Are at the Center of a Storm Brewing Over Big Tech

Google and Amazon have thrived as American regulators largely kept their distance. That may be changing. Politicians on the right and left are decrying the tech companies’ enormous power.

FCC receives praise, criticism from West Virginia leaders

The Federal Communications Commission received a lashing from one West Virginia elected official, while others praised the agency. Leaders in the House of Delegates support a set of conditions the FCC secured for the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile.

In T-Mobile/Sprint talks, getting to 4 sparks more questions than answers

Amid reports that the Department of Justice (DoJ) is exploring conditions that could create a fourth competitor if the proposed combination of T-Mobile and Sprint were to happen, analysts raised a number of questions around how such a deal might b