FCC Media Bureau Denies Due Process, Turns Its Back on Local Broadcast News
By arbitrarily defining "public interest," the Media Bureau—an office within the FCC bureaucracy—has effectively made itself judge and jury.
Thank FCC Chair Rosenworcel for Saving Local News
Further enriching greedy investors is not more important than protecting America's local news.
Gen Z's distaste for sex scenes sparks Hollywood censorship debate
Experts give Newsweek their opinion after a debate raged online over the appropriateness of sex scenes in movies and TV shows.
Republican senator pushes law to effectively outlaw online porn nationwide
Legislation proposes changes based on age and First Amendment laws, including a new national definition of obscenity.
Beware the FCC's New Big Tech Enrichment Plan
Is the FCC considering taking action to undermine conservative talk radio in a way that would make Facebook and Google's digital monopolies grow even bigger?
Republican FCC Commissioner Won't Stand in Way of Musk Twitter Buy
"The FCC has no authority to block Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter, and to suggest otherwise is absurd," said FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr.
Billionaire Eric Schmidt Really Needs to Google '5G in the U.S.'
The U.S. government has a dysfunction when it comes to 5G, but the issue is not with the private sector—it's with the U.S. government itself.
Spotify's Move to Keep Joe Rogan Shows Podcasts' Hold on Audio Streaming
"The Joe Rogan Experience" attracts roughly 11 million listeners per episode on Spotify.
What To Know About 5G and How It May Affect Airplanes As Flights Cancelled
Among the airlines affected was Dubai's Emirates, which said it would suspend flights to nine U.S. destinations from January 19 until further notice.
What Are the Issues With the 5G Rollout That Airlines Are Concerned About?
Verizon and AT&T delayed their planned rollout of 5G service near airports after airlines warned about potential problems.
Local TV Stations Pull 'Dr. Oz Show', Citing FCC 'Equal Time' Rules
TV stations that air in and around Pennsylvania announced Wednesday they would stop airing Dr. Oz's show in an effort to avoid violating the campaign rule.
FCC Votes to Allow Texts to New 988 Suicide Prevention Hotline
Starting in July 2022, people in the U.S. wanting to reach the suicide-prevention hotline will be able to text or call 988, the new 3-digit hotline.
Former Senator Asks FCC to Allow Unlimited Ringless Voicemail Robocalls
"Contacted potential voters may listen to the voicemail as many times as they want, delete it, or ignore it, at no cost to them," David Perdue's campaign said.
FCC Commissioner Warns Chinese Drone Firm is 'Airborne Version of Huawei'
Drones made by Chinese firm DJI could be gathering data "that could be exploited by Beijing," according to FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr.
18 Million Comments Supporting Net Neutrality Repeal Were Fake: Report
A new report from the Office of the New York Attorney General found that the broadband industry funded a campaign that submitted 18 million fake comments supporting the 2017 repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules.
GOP FCC Commissioner Wants Chair to Reject Pressure on Miami Station Sale
Brendan Carr is calling on acting FCC chair, Jessica Rosenworcel, to speak out on a pressure campaign from Democratic lawmakers against the sale of a Miami radio station because she denounced pressure from Donald Trump previously.
Cardi B Slams GOP Rep Who Suggested She's Part of 'Moral Decline' in U.S.
"This gets me so mad ya don't even know!" the popular rapper tweeted, criticizing congressman Glenn Grothman.
FCC Warns Against Using Radio to 'Facilitate Criminal Acts'
The warning followed reports that some people were using radio services as an alternative to social media sites in order to communicate and coordinate activities.
Trump Fans Send FCC Complaints Over Biden Being Called 'President-elect'
It's "illegal for broadcasters to intentionally distort the news, and the FCC may act on complaints if there is documented evidence of such behavior from persons with direct personal knowledge," the FCC guide states.
A Conservative Path Forward on Big Tech
A Republican FCC commissioner argues for a distinctly conservative approach to Big Tech in the 21st century.
Dial 988: What You Need to Know About the FCC's New Suicide Lifeline
The FCC voted to establish 988 as the National Suicide Lifeline's number in a vote on Thursday. Phone providers will need to route calls to the number to the Lifeline by July 2022.
FCC Warns of Text Scam Offering $30K in Coronavirus Relief
The scam is also just one of many that have proliferated during the epidemic, preying on people's financial and health fears.
FCC Should Ban China Telecom For National Security, Says Justice Dept.
The Departments of Justice, Homeland Security and Defense, among others, warned that authorizing China Telecom could give the Chinese government access to U.S. telecommunications networks.
On Fox, FCC Chair Blames 'Obama FCC' For Treating Internet Like a Utility
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai claimed the "Obama FCC" treated the internet like "a water company or Amtrak."
After FCC Accuses Sprint of Massive Fraud, Merger With T-Mobile in Doubt
The Federal Communications Commission accused Sprint of fraudulently obtaining tens of millions of dollars in subsidies from the government's Lifeline program.
Pentagon Is Testing Surveillance Balloons to 'Watch Everything at Once'
U.S. Southern Command has been testing as many as 25 balloons over the Midwest, which can float at 65,000 feet and capture video of whole cities.
Trump Rails Against SNL Despite Airing Rerun
President Donald Trump once again used his Sunday morning to rail against "no talent" Saturday Night Live, but this time called on the FCC to investigate the skit comedy program for "collusion" despite the episode being a re-run.
John Oliver Unveils Robocall Campaign Against FCC
Oliver suggested that hating robocalls might be "the only thing that everyone in America agrees on now."
FCC Rules to Allow Wireless Providers to Block Texts
The ruling is meant to help cut down on spam and robotexts.
FCC "Spread Lies" About Net Neutrality Cyberattack
Between May 8 and May 12 it received more than 2.1 million comments. The system came crashing down.