John Oliver delivers Democratic Party talking points on antitrust

What does it say about us when we turn to comedians to inform our thinking on politics? We’ve witnessed the rise of Ukrainian comedian-turned-wartime-President Volodymyr Zelensky. Former Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales was a comedian, too, but was dogged by very unfunny allegations of corruption. Comedian Dave Smith will likely seek the 2024 Libertarian Party presidential nomination, having led the “Mises […]

Why Democratic Control of the FCC Won’t Bode Well for Internet Freedom

Late Tuesday afternoon, President Joe Biden revealed his nominations to the Federal Communications Commission. As one would expect, his two nominations — Jessica Rosenworcel and Gigi Sohn — come from Democratic circles and have upheld progressive priorities for telecom policies. Rosenworcel has been a commissioner since 2012 and served as acting chair since Ajit Pai […]

Consumer Choice Radio EP19: Brendan Carr: The FCC, Countering Propaganda, and Free Markets

Consumer Choice Radio, hosted by Yaël Ossowski (@YaelOss) & David Clement (@ClementLiberty). INTERVIEW: Brendan Carr (@BrendanCarrFCC), Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), on the job of the FCC, countering propaganda online, the Chinese Community Party’s online efforts, American innovation and free markets, and the mistakes of California’s AB5 law Consumer Innovation Manifesto: https://consumerchoicecenter.org/consumer-innovation-manifesto-2020/ Elon Musk, hero […]

Control of the Net must go

In authoritarian regimes across the world, government control and regulation of the Internet is a given. Here in the U.S., we’ve managed to keep our online world relatively free from any bureaucratic oversight. That changed in 2015, based on a mandate from President Obama, when the Federal Communications Commission voted to classify Internet Service Providers […]

The tech media still doesn’t understand the FCC’s net neutrality regulations

By Yaël Ossowski  / March 19, 2015  /  Watchdog.org Since the Federal Communications Commission released its net neutrality regulations last week, there have been some strange interpretations about what these rules mean for Internet consumers. For instance, an article by Newsweek says the regulations will prohibit Internet service providers from limiting traffic based upon “commercial […]

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