Thirteen members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce called out Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai for his “evasive responses” and “outright refusal to respond” to their concerns about net neutrality and other topics.
The Trump FCC has routinely been accused of being far too cozy with the companies the regulator is supposed to be holding accountable.
This group of Representatives, led by Frank Pallone Jr (D-NJ) and Mike Doyle (D-CO) have sent multiple letters of inquiry to Pai over run-up to and aftermath of the net neutrality vote.
Comcast today said it is preparing an offer to buy major portions of 21st Century Fox, which would give it majority control of Hulu and other media properties. Walt Disney Company already has a $52.4 billion all-stock deal to buy the 21st Century Fox properties.
A federal judge in New York ruled Wednesday that President Donald Trump can’t block people from his Twitter account, saying such action violates the First Amendment.
The Marshall Islands made its own cryptocurrency, doing away with the US dollar. The government has signed the change into law, making the “sovereign” its new official cryptocurrency, as spotted by CNBC Africa cryptocurrency trader host Ran Neuner on Twitter yesterday.
Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, said President Trump’s Twitter account is a public forum and blocking people who reply to his tweets with differing opinions constitutes viewpoint discrimination, which violates the First Amendment.
The shocking lack of choice and competition in the ISP market is why Senator John Kennedy crossed the aisle and voted for a repeal of the FCC’s efforts to end net neutrality rules last week.