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The FCC is examining whether to roll back Section 230 laws that protect social media firms, drawing fire for being Trump’s ‘puppet’

The Federal Communications Commission will “clarify the meaning” of Section 230 of the US Communications Act, its chairman Ajit Pai said Thursday. Section 230 grants internet companies power to moderate the content that appears on their platforms, and protects them from liability for illegal content posted by users. President Trump […]
The FCC is examining whether to roll back Section 230 laws that protect social media firms, drawing fire for being Trump’s ‘puppet’
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Comcast, Charter, Verizon, and dozens of other internet and phone providers have signed an FCC pledge to ‘keep Americans connected’ even if they can’t pay during disruptions caused by coronavirus

Internet service providers and telecom companies are participating in an FCC pledge to “keep Americans connected” to the internet during disruptions caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. The pledge asks companies to keep internet online for customers who can’t pay their internet bills, as well as waive late billing fees, as […]
Comcast, Charter, Verizon, and dozens of other internet and phone providers have signed an FCC pledge to ‘keep Americans connected’ even if they can’t pay during disruptions caused by coronavirus
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Congress is set to grill the FCC’s chairman for falsely claiming his agency was hit with a cyberattack — here’s how it could affect the war over net neutrality

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai should expect some tough questions at a Senate hearing this week. Last week, the agency’s inspector general released a report into an incident last year in which the FCC’s servers became unavailable during the comment period over Pai’s repeal of the agency’s net-neutrality rules. […]
Congress is set to grill the FCC’s chairman for falsely claiming his agency was hit with a cyberattack — here’s how it could affect the war over net neutrality
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Net neutrality rules are dead in the US. Here’s what that means

The FCC’s net neutrality rules officially died on Monday, giving US broadband providers the latitude to block or slow access to particular internet services, or to create so-called fast lanes to them. The providers say they don’t plan to block or slow access to internet sites, but they have indicated […]
Net neutrality rules are dead in the US. Here’s what that means
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The FCC’s net-neutrality protections are about to disappear — but supporters are moving on multiple fronts to put them back in place

The Federal Communications Commission’s new rules that do away with its net-neutrality protections officially take effect in April. Net neutrality supporters are pushing on multiple fronts to block the FCC’s action or reinstate the protections it previously guaranteed. It’s unlikely they will stop the FCC’s new anti-net neutrality rules from […]
The FCC’s net-neutrality protections are about to disappear  —  but supporters are moving on multiple fronts to put them back in place
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Senate Democrats have made a brilliant move to try to save an open internet

Democratic senators have gathered enough support to force the Senate to vote on a resolution to restore net neutrality. They need only a simple-majority vote to approve the resolution. While that’s a long shot, there’s a political reason for them to force a vote: It could make Republican senators take […]
Senate Democrats have made a brilliant move to try to save an open internet
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The FCC chairman received death threats before cancelling his CES appearance

Death threats reportedly prompted Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, to cancel his planned appearance at CES, the giant tech industry trade show that gets underway next week. Pai abruptly withdrew from the conference on Wednesday. The FCC has been the target of much anger from the […]
The FCC chairman received death threats before cancelling his CES appearance