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Welcome to the Free Press blog! We post several times a week on everything from Internet access to free speech to media mergers, so check back often to see what we’re up to.

  • How to Tell If Your Member of Congress Is a Crony Capitalist

    June 18, 2014
    Last Tuesday, Rep. Eric Cantor learned the hard way that crony capitalism comes at a political cost. In a decisive 10-point upset, Cantor’s Republican primary opponent David Brat defeated the Virginia congressman after charging that he was “trying to buy this election with corporate cash.”
  • Why I'm Speaking Out in New York Against the Comcast Merger

    June 17, 2014
    Free Press has more than 750,000 members — more than 50,000 of whom live in New York State — which is why I’m traveling to Albany this Wednesday to offer public comments at a hearing on the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger.
  • Stand Up to Comcast

    June 12, 2014
    First, the bad news: If the mammoth Comcast succeeds in buying chief rival Time Warner Cable, it will have unmatched power to raise prices, squash competition and reshape the future of the Internet. Now the good news: This summer, you’ll have lots of opportunities to speak out against this mega-merger.
  • More Weasel Words from AT&T

    June 6, 2014
    Jim Cicconi's blog post about Net Neutrality accuses open Internet advocates of repeating themselves, all while trotting out the same old AT&T claims we’ve rebutted countless times before. Jim can make all the tired Groundhog Day jokes he likes, but his weasel words are the only source of confusion and repetition in this discussion.
  • Vodafone Lets Six Countries Tap into Phone Networks in Real Time

    June 6, 2014
    Vodafone — the world’s second-largest mobile phone company — just released a report revealing that government agencies in six unidentified nations have direct access to its network, enabling them to listen to and record customers’ conversations in real time.
  • Fighting for Real Reform One Year After Snowden Spoke Up

    June 5, 2014
    One year ago today, we learned that the NSA has been spying on practically everything we do or say online and on the phone. Edward Snowden’s revelations shocked our democracy to its core. So we fought back.
  • The Latest Twist and Turn in Sinclair's Quest to Buy Allbritton

    June 3, 2014
    Last week, the Sinclair Broadcast Group finally gave up on its latest attempt to illegally control multiple television stations in a single market.
  • Video: Time to Lock Caps and Save the Internet

    June 2, 2014
    On Sunday night, John Oliver, host of the popular news-comedy show Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, informed the world about Net Neutrality in ways that were both nutritious and hilarious. Yes, funny broccoli.
  • The Dirty Secret Behind Rep. Latta's Anti-Net Neutrality Bill

    May 30, 2014
    So why is Rep. Latta claiming to be a champion of the open Internet while proposing legislation that helps ISPs shut it down?
  • Hollaback! for Net Neutrality

    May 28, 2014
    The open Internet and Net Neutrality have helped fuel #HollaRev and make it possible for this online community to share stories, make connections, and build the power it needs to combat incidents of everyday harassment.

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