Platform Industry: Sleepy Joe Biden talking to a small room of activists

Returning the favour? Biden revokes Trump’s social media order

US President Biden has officially revoked an executive order by President Donald Trump that had directed regulators to limit liability protections for social media businesses.

Federal Communications Commission

US broadband industry accused in ‘fake’ net neutrality comments

The broadband industry in 2017 funded a campaign that generated millions of fake comments to create the impression of grassroots opposition to net neutrality rules while the US Fed...

Platform Industry: US and China Relations and Politics

FCC commissioner urges tougher steps on Chinese network equipment

Federal Communications Commissioner Brendan Carr has called for new steps to ensure Huawei and ZTE equipment is barred from US telecommunications networks and ensure no electronic ...

Platform News: Huawei Technologies

Huawei challenges the FCC over US national security threat designation

Huawei Technologies Co has filed a legal challenge to the Federal Communications Commission’s designation of the Chinese company as a US national security threat to communica...

Federal Communications Commission

Departing FCC chair warns of threats to telecoms from China

The outgoing US Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai said possible Chinese espionage and dangers to US telecom networks and internet freedom are the biggest national...

Platform Industry: The Capitol Building and Senate in Washington DC

US lawmakers to back $1.9 billion to replace telecom equipment from Huawei and ZTE

US lawmakers are expected to endorse $1.9 billion to fund a program to remove telecom network equipment that the US government says poses national security risks as part of a year-...

Platform News: Huawei Technologies

FCC begins process of halting China Telecom US operations

The US Federal Communications Commission has said it begun the process of revoking China Telecom’s authorization to operate from the United States as it required additional m...


FCC affirms ZTE poses US national security threat

The Federal Communications Commission has said it had rejected a petition from ZTE Corp requesting the agency to reconsider its decision designating the Chinese firm since a US fed...

Platform Industry: Facebook Twitter

Tech CEO’s to defend key law in front of US Senate panel

The CEO’s of Twitter, Facebook and Alphabet will inform US lawmakers in a hearing on Wednesday that a federal law protecting internet companies is essential to free expressio...

Federal Communications Commission

FCC votes to maintain 2017 repeal of net neutrality rules

The US Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 on Tuesday to maintain its 2017 repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules, even after a federal court led a review of some provisi...

Federal Communications Commission

FCC chairman stands by net neutrality repeal after appeals court ruling

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has said he stands from the bureau’s repeal of landmark web neutrality principles and circulated a proposal to tackle issu...

Federal Communications Commission

President Trump plans to nominate official for FCC amid social media push

President Trump, pressing for new social networking regulations, intends to nominate a senior government official for a member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the W...

Platform Industry: President Trump, Social Media, Section 230 and Fake News

Four state attorneys general back Trump on social media regulation

Four Republican state attorneys general led by Texas backed President Trump’s push to narrow the capability of social networking companies to remove objectionable content and...

Federal Communications Commission

Platforms businesses urge FCC to reject Trump bid to impose new social media regulations

A group representing major online companies including Facebook, Amazon.com and Google urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to refuse a Trump administration bid to narr...

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