Internet Governance


, Morning Consult
Facebook Settlement Shows the Need for Congress to Move on Privacy
Jeffrey Westling

Though it may have gotten lost in the coverage of Robert Mueller’s testimony, the Federal Trade Commission reached a record-breaking $5 billion settlement with Facebook regarding the…

, Daily Caller
TAKALA: Think Google Controls The News? It’s Worse Than You Think, Experts Say
Jeffrey Westling

From Daily Caller:

“Despite some instances of publications refusing to target ‘Big Tech,’ many more benefit significantly from attacking these platforms because of the popular anxiety about…

Blocking Critics on Twitter: What Congress Should Know
Anthony Marcum

Good news, D.C.: August recess is around the corner. For many, it is a time to escape the Beltway for some much sought-after R&R. For members of Congress, it is a time to return home and meet…

, Techdirt
The Ninth Circuit Broke The Internet. So We Asked Them To Unbreak It.
Charles Duan

From Techdirt:

So Airbnb and Homeaway filed a petition for rehearing and rehearing en banc to ask the Ninth Circuit to review their case again, and last week the Copia Institute, along with the R…

Trump expands Google criticism to include Facebook, Twitter
Zach Graves

From VOA:
Zach Graves, associate fellow at the R Street Institute, a think tank in Washington, said PJ Media had drawn flawed conclusions about Google in its unscientific study.

Results ‘not…

, Boston Herald
Buckley: Red Sox’ J.D. Martinez gets A for effort, F in history
Mike Godwin

From Boston Herald:
There’s even a term that applies to the reckless appropriation of Hitler’s name to wage an argument or make a case about something. It’s called Godwin’s Law, and it was…

, techdirt
Senator Mark Warner lays out ideas for regulating Internet platforms
Mike Godwin

From techdirt:
On a related note, we should also think carefully about how much of a problem each of the three items listed above are. I know that there are good reasons to be concerned about all…

R Street Comments on International Internet Policy Priorities
Joe Kane

On behalf of the R Street Institute, we respectfully submit these comments in response to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Notice of Inquiry (NOI) regarding…

Lower data flow barriers, no IANA unwind seen topping NTIA global to-do list

From Washington Internet Daily:
Public Knowledge urged NTIA to try to guarantee “frictionless” information flows between democracies that have different standards of online free speech and engage in…

, The Daily Caller
Jimmy Kimmel waded into politics again and misled his viewers along the way
Joe Kane

From The Daily Caller:
“The actual FCC item itself isn’t that interesting; it doesn’t actually change the informal complaint process. The firestorm around it is based on a misunderstanding…