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  • Big Tech's censorship of Hunter Biden report is a violation of free speech: FCC commissioner

    10/17/2020 5:32:26 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 19 replies
    FOXBusiness ^ | 10/17/2020 | Talia Kaplan
    FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr slammed Big Tech on Thursday for censoring users who tried to share a New York Post article about Hunter Biden. “By silencing core political speech on this important story, I think Big Tech has crossed a line,” Carr told "Cavuto: Coast to Coast” on Thursday. “For those of us in the conservative movement, we’ve long been talking about the need to rein in Big Tech.” “I think it’s one of the greatest threats to individual liberty and this week was a watershed moment with the attention drawn to the censorship engaged in by Big Tech,” he...
  • The right needs to do more than tweet... we need action. We need Nate Simington confirmed to the FCC to take on Big Tech. @SenatorWicker is holding up his nomination. Call

    10/14/2020 1:20:45 PM PDT · by rintintin · 10 replies
    twitter.com/RyanGirdusky ^ | Oct 14 2020 | Ryan Girdusky
    Ryan James Girdusky @RyanGirdusky The right needs to do more than tweet... we need action. We need Nate Simington confirmed to the FCC to take on Big Tech. @SenatorWicker is holding up his nomination. Call (202) 224-6253 and demand his nomination be brought up for a vote. Quote Tweet The Columbia Bugle Flag of United States @ColumbiaBugle · 3h Big Tech is doing more to influence our elections than foreign governments. 1
  • The End of the Internet? Net Neutrality Three Years On

    10/13/2020 9:55:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2020 | Edward Longe
    Back in 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released its Restoring Internet Freedom Order (RIFO) which provided “a framework for protecting an open internet while paving the way for better, faster, and cheaper internet access for all consumers.” Shortly after the proposals were approved, CNN famously proclaimed the decision was the “end of the internet as we know it.” John Oliver’s segment on Last Week Tonight covering RIFO led 150,000 Americans to file comments opposing the new rules. The previous rules, which were imposed just two years before, required internet services to be treated in the same regulatory manner as a 1930s-style...
  • How One Bureaucrat at an Obscure Agency Is Holding America’s 5G Industry Hostage

    10/07/2020 10:48:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    www.insidesources.com ^ | October 07, 2020 | by Michael Graham
    Aimee Jorjani, chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Why is a Trump appointee stopping progress on America’s efforts to compete with China in the vital arena of 5G technology? That’s the question being asked in the wireless industry, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the White House itself. In June of 2019, Aimee Jorjani was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the first full-time chairman of the obscure Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP). The council is a creation of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and its job is to “promote the preservation, enhancement, and sustainable use...
  • Does Section 303N of the Communications Act of 1934 Mean the Feds Will Search Your Home Without a Warrant?

    08/27/2020 9:29:07 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 15 replies
    Hubpages ^ | January 8, 2018 | Tamara Wilhite
    Does Section 303(n) of the Communications Act of 1934 mean that the feds can search your home without a warrant if you have a ham radio license, slang for having an amateur radio license? Conspiracy theories have arisen that this Act is used to justify warrantless inspections of homes with wireless equipment, those accused of broadcasting without a license or even anyone’s home. What does the Act say, and what does the government actually do regarding its enforcement?
  • Does Section 303N of the Communications Act of 1934 Mean the Feds Will Search Your Home Without a Warrant?

    08/19/2020 7:40:15 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 34 replies
    Hubpages ^ | January 8, 2018 | Tamara Wilhite
    Does Section 303(n) of the Communications Act of 1934 mean that the feds can search your home without a warrant if you have a ham radio license, slang for having an amateur radio license? Conspiracy theories have arisen that this Act is used to justify warrantless inspections of homes with wireless equipment, those accused of broadcasting without a license or even anyone’s home. What does the Act say, and what does the government actually do regarding its enforcement?
  • HUGE! Trump White House Implements Executive Order on Online Censorship: Prevents Tech Giants from Altering Users’ Free Speech

    07/29/2020 5:09:01 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 66 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 7/29/20 | Jim Hoft
    HUGE! Trump White House Implements Executive Order on Online Censorship: Prevents Tech Giants from Altering Users’ Free Speech – Demands Transparency of Moderation Practices This Is Big! On Wednesday Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Google’s Sundar Pichai and Apple’s Tim Cook testified before Congress in the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust. Since 2016 and the election of Donald Trump the tech giants have been censoring and banning conservative voices online. The Gateway Pundit has been a huge target of these liberal tech giants. Of course, the CEOs dismissed allegations that they are targeting and censoring conservative users despite ALL...
  • Trump administration asks FCC to rein in social media

    07/28/2020 2:47:51 AM PDT · by RandFan · 10 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | July 27 | By John D. McKinnon
    The Trump administration moved forward with plans to regulate content on social-media platforms Monday, formally asking federal regulators to start overseeing how these platforms treat user-generated content. In a petition to the Federal Communications Commission, the Commerce Department called for an FCC rule-making to reinterpret key elements of Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act. That provision has given online companies broad immunity from legal liability for their users’ actions, and wide latitude to police content on their sites. “Unfortunately, large online platforms appear to engage in selective censorship that is harming our national discourse,” the petition says. “The...
  • Dozens of lawmakers are opposed to Ligado’s plan. Can they undo the FCC’s decision?

    07/18/2020 10:21:51 AM PDT · by Dacula · 11 replies
    C4ISRNET ^ | 7-17-20 | Aaron Mehta
    A week before the Federal Communications Commission officially signed off on a plan for Ligado Networks to use L-Band spectrum, Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Oregon, the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure committee, sent a letter to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, warning the plan could harm the Global Positioning System. The April missive was the first sign some members of Congress were unhappy with the plan, but it would not be the last, as officials from the departments of defense, transportation and other government agencies raised alarms about how Ligado’s system could damage GPS capability for the military and...
  • Twitter places warning label on Trump tweet about Minneapolis protests [with PDJT response]

    05/29/2020 4:59:54 AM PDT · by kevcol · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 29, 2020 | Mike Brest
    Twitter placed a warning label on one of President Trump's tweets about the protests in Minneapolis, Minnesota over George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody. The social media giant said the early Friday morning tweet, which called the protesters "THUGS" and implied they could be shot, "glorified violence" and therefore violated Twitter's rules on violence. Twitter did not take the tweet down, but it is hidden from view unless a user wants to see it. . . . "Twitter is doing nothing about all of the lies & propaganda being put out by China or the Radical...
  • In A State of Emergency, The President Can Control Your Phone, Your TV, And Even Your Light Switches

    05/27/2020 8:21:31 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 74 replies
    reason.com ^ | 2.15.2019
    Under a little-known regulation that dates back to the 1930s, the president has legal power over electronic transmissions. The FCC and the DCB were empowered by Section 606 of the 1934 Communications Act, which expressly gave the president full control over electronic transmissions in such circumstances. Section 606(c), in particular, gave the president full control to suspend and commandeer the country's entire electronic regulatory system. "Upon proclamation by the President that there exists war or a threat of war, or a state of public peril or disaster or other national emergency, or in order to preserve the neutrality of the...
  • FCC Threatens to Bar 3 Chinese State-Controlled Telecom Firms From Operating in US......

    04/24/2020 4:17:57 PM PDT · by caww · 16 replies
    theepochtimes ^ | 4/24/2020 | BY CATHY HE
    The agency on April 24 issued “show cause orders” to China Telecom Americas, China Unicom Americas, Pacific Networks Corp, and its wholly-owned subsidiary ComNet (USA) LLC, directing them to explain why the FCC shouldn’t start the process of revoking their authorizations to operate in the country. ...the order reflects “deep concern” among federal agencies about “these companies’ vulnerability to the exploitation, influence, and control of the Chinese Communist Party, given that they are subsidiaries of Chinese state-owned entities,” Pai said. “No matter their cries to the contrary, these firms are beholden to the Chinese Communist Party, and their operation in...
  • FCC Commissioner Unleashes Vicious Twitter Thread asking China to ‘Un-Disappear’ People Who Spoke out Against the Communist Regime’s Handling of Coronavirus

    04/11/2020 5:48:42 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 11 replies
    Conservative Media ^ | 4/9/2020 | Conservative Media
    Federal Communications Commissioner Brendan Carr launched a vicious Twitter thread response against Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying Thursday night, listing off several Chinese whistleblowers who were reportedly silenced by the communist government after speaking out about the coronavirus. “Could you un-disappear them so we could speak?” Carr blasted as he listed off the various whistleblowers in the thread, which included doctors Ai Fen and Li Wenliang and journalists Li Zehua and Ren Zhiqiang.
  • Soros-Funded Left-Wing Group Free Press Fails to Get FCC to Label Trump Virus Briefings as ‘Hoaxes’

    04/08/2020 11:34:46 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 04/8/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    A left-wing group funded with millions from liberal billionaire George Soros’s Open Society Network tried to get the FCC to label President Donald Trump’s coronavirus briefings as “hoaxes.” The attempt failed. The Federal Communications Commission “denied a request that it investigate and take action on a broadcast the petitioners allege has made material and deadly contributions to the spread of COVID-19: President Trump’s frequent press conferences,” according to TechCrunch April 6. Between 2004-2017, Soros’s Foundation to Promote Open Society and Open Society Institute gave at least $3,660,000 combined to Free Press, according to Foundation Directory Online data.
  • FCC Cites First Amendment to Reject Demand by Leftist 'Free Press' Group to Censor President Trump and Talk Radio Over Coronavirus

    04/06/2020 2:57:53 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 14 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 04/06/20 | Kristinn Taylor
    The Federal Communications Commission on Monday rejected a petition by a far left group that calls itself the “Free Press” demanding an investigation of broadcasters carrying talk radio and airing live President Trump’s daily COVID-19 Chinese coronavirus task force briefings with the goal of censoring Trump and conservative talk radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh. The petition accused Trump of pushing a hoax by promoting the possible treatment of the coronavirus by a commonly used drug and accused Limbaugh and other talk radio hosts of downplaying threat of the virus. FCC Chief of Staff Matthew Berry succinctly summarized the response to the...
  • Internet providers vow to keep customers connected during outbreak — even if they can’t pay

    03/14/2020 6:28:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/14/2020 | James Rogers
    Internet providers AT&T, Comcast and Verizon are among a slew of companies that have committed to keeping Americans connected even if they can’t pay their bills during the coronavirus outbreak. Dozens of Internet and telephone service providers have signed the FCC’s Keep Americans Connected Pledge. The companies have agreed to “not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic,” for a 60-day period, according to the FCC. They have also promised to waive any late fees incurred because of the coronavirus crisis...
  • FCC Commissioner Calls Out Adam Schiff Over His Secret Subpoenas, May Take Action

    03/13/2020 6:37:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    www.redstate.com ^ | 9:30 pm on March 12, 2020 | by Nick Arama
    During the House impeachment proceedings, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released a report which included the phone records that included calls made or received by Rep. Devin Nunes(R-CA), journalist John Solomon, Rudy Giuliani, and others. The records in the report didnÂ’t contain the content of the conversations but included who called who and how long the call lasted. The belief was that the records were obtained through subpoenas to the phone companies of records related to Giuliani and Lev Parnas, with the obvious purpose meant to try to impugn the people whose records were included without reason or cause. What made...
  • Trump signs law banning use of federal funds to purchase Huawei equipment

    03/12/2020 7:34:44 PM PDT · by bitt · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/12/2020 | maggie miller
    TRENDING: CORONAVIRUS DONALD TRUMP JOE BIDEN BERNIE SANDERS SPONSORED: GLOBAL LENSES CANADA TheHill.com Trump signs law banning use of federal funds to purchase Huawei equipment BY MAGGIE MILLER - 03/12/20 01:58 PM EDT 36 66 Just In... Democrat Senators introduce bill to provide free coronavirus testing SENATE — 5M 37S AGO Ocasio-Cortez: 'Rampant voter suppression' contributed to Sanders's loss in Michigan CAMPAIGN — 19M 49S AGO Issa advances in bid to fill Hunter's vacant House seat CAMPAIGN — 28M 48S AGO Pelosi: House 'close' to striking deal with Trump on coronavirus response package HOUSE — 1H 30M AGO VIEW ALL...
  • China Tries Delaying FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s 5G Tech Race

    02/06/2020 11:11:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/06/2020 | Christian Whiton
    Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has been a one-man wrecking machine to China’s plans to leapfrog U.S. military and technological superiority by becoming the first to operationalize 5G. Now, however, Beijing is fighting back with delay tactics which, if not handled properly, can lead to China pulling a fast one on the FCC and, by default, America’s national security. For those who aren’t familiar, 5G is the next-generation wireless network that will bring download and processing speeds to just a fraction of what they are currently. China has seen the new technology as a way to...
  • Man Faces a Proposed $13 Million Fine for Racist Robocalls, U.S. Says. The Federal Communications Commission said the intent of the robocalls was to “cause harm” with more than 6,000 such calls in six states.

    01/31/2020 7:26:15 AM PST · by karpov · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 30, 2020 | Neil Vigdor
    A man who telecom regulators say was apparently behind a barrage of racist robocalls in six states — sowing hate in response to the killing of an Iowa college student by an undocumented immigrant and a white supremacist’s murder trial in Virginia — is facing a proposed fine of nearly $13 million by the Federal Communications Commission. The man, Scott D. Rhodes, who anti-hate groups say is a white supremacist and runs the website Road to Power, was “apparently” responsible for more than 6,000 robocalls in 2018 “with the intent to cause harm,” the F.C.C. said on Thursday. The commission...