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A New Weapon Against Fake News

April 21, 2017

PolitiFact, a nonprofit news organization, has launched an online almanac to identify "fake news" websites

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LA Times Puts Trump Under the Microscope

April 5, 2017

The Los Angeles Times is publishing an extraordinary series of editorials this week examining the Trump administration and the threats the paper’s editors believe it poses to our democracy.

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Another Red Flag on the Internet Privacy Bill

March 31, 2017

A column in today’s Washington Post by Paul Ohm, a professor at Georgetown University Law Center and faculty director of the Georgetown Center on Privacy and Technology raises more red flags on congressional action this week that would permit internet service providers (ISPs) sell information about the browsing habits of their customers.

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Big Telecom and Big Cable Score Another Big Win

March 29, 2017

Ever notice that when you go shopping online, ads for whatever you were shopping for show up in your Facebook and Twitter feeds and on other web pages you visit? Action in Congress on Tuesday dramatically increased the likelihood that you’ll soon be seeing even more such ads.

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Deconstruction

March 22, 2017

It’s a challenge to pick the worst of the furnace-hot verbiage spewing forth from the new Administration; there is just so much to choose from. But to me, one completely frightening statement stands out. It is “deconstructing the administrative state” as the stated purpose of the Trump team. If this statement doesn’t motivate citizens to action, what will?

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