Net Neutrality

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Department of Justice Sues California for Passing #NetNeutrality Protections

The Golden State passed a bill with the strictest net neutrality rules—and as Black and Brown activists consider it a victory, the federal government disagrees. 

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Digital Justice Experts Answer Your #NetNeutrality Rollback Questions

Representatives from the Center for Media Justice, Fight for the Future and other organizations leading the fight for internet freedom hosted a Reddit Ask Me Anything session to address the rollback of net neutrality rules. 

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Broadcasting Hate: How Trump Used the FCC to Punish the Poor [OPINION]

Erin Shields of Center for Media Justice and Lucia Martinez of Free Press break down what they call the Trump administration’s “war on the poor.”

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50 Years After the Landmark Kerner Report Called Out Media Racism, the Power Structure Persists [OPINION]

Created to study the urban rebellions of 1967, the Kerner Commission revealed in 1968 how racist media played a role. As the Kerner report turns 50, Free Press’ Joseph Torres argues that large media companies continue to uphold White supremacy. 

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200 Civil Rights Groups Demand FCC Protect Lifeline Subsidy Program

The organizations say the Federal Communications Commission is hurting vulnerable communities.

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22 Attorneys General Sue FCC For 'Arbitrary' and 'Capricious' #NetNeutrality Rollback

New Mexico attorney general Hector Balderas: “The FCC’s blatant, un-American attack on a free and open internet will only further harm vulnerable consumers, families and businesses.”

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States Fight to Safeguard Open Internet Against FCC Net Neutrality Ruling

State legislators across the country are advancing their own open internet protection measures.

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Malkia Cyril Explains Exactly Why the Loss of Net Neutrality Matters—and What's Next

The veteran media justice organizer, who vows to see the FCC in court, forecasts a future of ”pay-for-play” internet, higher prices and de facto censorship. 

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UPDATE: FCC Repeals Net Neutrality Rules

In a 3-2 vote along party lines, the Republican-dominated Federal Communications Commission kills net neutrality.

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Digital Justice Groups Protest at Verizon Stores to Demand FCC Protection For Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission will vote on proposed net neutrality rollbacks on December 14.

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FCC Unleashes Plan to Kill Net Neutrality

Digital justice advocates say it could turn the open internet—a valuable tool for communities of color—into a pay-for-play club for telecom corporations.

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WATCH: This Video Breaks Down Why Net Neutrality Matters

Mic explains why equal access to the Internet is important—and how the FCC is threatening that access.

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Against Open Internet Advocates' Wishes, FCC Votes to Review Net Neutrality Rules

Commissioner Mingon Clyburn’s dissent: ”We should not let broadband providers define the rules of engagement.”

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Digital Equity Groups Explain How FCC Chair's Net Neutrality Rollback Will Hurt Communities of Color

Color of Change’s Rashad Robinson: “Chairman Pai’s plan will devastate Black communities.”

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Courts Controversy

The newly-appointed Indian-American FCC head says he wants to bridge the digital divide and connect low-income people to high-speed internet. But critics say his latest actions are proof of other priorities.

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READ: Color of Change's Digital Activism Highlighted in New Profile

Wired features telling interviews with the racial justice organization’s leaders, including executive director Rashad Robinson, that dig into the importance of digital equity in today’s racial justice movements.

REPORT: How to Leverage Social Media Moments Into Offline Movements

A new report says that social justice movements won’t have maximum impact if people don’t marry what they do online with the offline fight to gain universal Internet access for people of color.

Black and Blue Dress, What's Next for Net Neutrality, House of Cards is Back

Some of the morning’s big stories

The Latest In The Fight For Our Internet

The vote scheduled for Thursday is the latest battle in a decade-long war for an open and equal Internet.

FCC Commissioner Says No to Pay-For-Play Internet

Will the rest of the commission agree?