Ajit Pai: New Rulemaking Will Rein in Excessive Social Media Immunity

TechWatch
October 16th, 2020 8:24 AM

On Thursday, a day after social media platforms Facebook and Twitter censored a New York Post article reporting allegations potentially harmful to former Democrat Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced that…

Trump 'Forced' FCC Chairman to Defend First Amendment?

October 18th, 2017 11:30 PM
Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple was published in the newspaper on Wednesday on how Trump “forced” Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai to defend the First Amendment. So do Pai's words somehow demonstrate he had to respond to passionate liberal outrage? Or do Pai's words underline that this entire controversy was the cliched nothingburger? Pick B.…

FCC Cites Groups Funded by Soros, Ford Foundations 206 Times in Rules

March 19th, 2015 11:20 AM
You get what you pay for. The liberal Soros and Ford foundations spent $196 million advocating for increased Internet regulation. New FCC rules revealed a shocking reliance on liberal activist groups those foundations funded, citing them a total of 206 times. The 320-page document, released March 12, referenced groups like Common Cause, Free Press and Public Knowledge -- all…

Nets Barely Cover Obama’s Internet Regulations

February 9th, 2015 3:53 PM
It has been nearly three months since President Barack Obama spoke out in favor of Internet regulation, calling for “net neutrality” and a “free and open Internet.” In spite of the massive impact such regulations could have on Americans, the broadcast networks have given the issue short shrift. Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Tom Wheeler said…

FCC Abandons Intrusive Media Survey That Never Even Got Underway in Te

February 24th, 2014 7:58 PM
According to a report by Tim Cavanaugh, news editor of National Review Online, the Federal Communications Commission “has pulled the plug on its plan to conduct an intrusive probe of newsrooms” as part of a “Critical Information Needs” survey of local media markets. FCC spokesperson Shannon Gilson issued a news release that indicated in the course of the commission…