Canada, Australia Agree on Efforts to Regulate Digital Giants Like Facebook

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has agreed with his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison to continue “coordinating efforts” to ensure digital giants will pay publishers for content shared on their platforms. According to an official statement, the two prime ministers spoke Monday on a range of topics, including the need to regulate social media companies. On… Continue reading Canada, Australia Agree on Efforts to Regulate Digital Giants Like Facebook

‘My Income Has Dropped to Zero’: About 45% of Small Businesses Risk Closure Within Months

At least 13.9 million of the nation’s small businesses are at serious risk of shuttering their doors by April 1, a recent industry report found. Forty-four percent of the country’s 31.7 million small businesses are at risk of closing by the end of the first quarter, according to small business group Alignable. Small businesses on… Continue reading ‘My Income Has Dropped to Zero’: About 45% of Small Businesses Risk Closure Within Months

Top Republican Compares House Democrats’ Letters to Deplatform Fox News With CCP Censorship

The top Republican House member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday criticized an attempt by House Democrats to pressure television carriers to deplatform Fox News and two conservative cable news channels. Ranking member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) expressed her concerns regarding letters sent by two Democratic members on the panel to 12… Continue reading Top Republican Compares House Democrats’ Letters to Deplatform Fox News With CCP Censorship

California Can Enforce Net Neutrality Law, Federal Judge Rules

A federal judge in California has ruled that California can enforce its net neutrality law, rejecting efforts from a group of internet service providers seeking to block the measure. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) had issued nationwide net neutrality regulations in 2015 under the Obama administration, but later repealed the rules in 2017 under the… Continue reading California Can Enforce Net Neutrality Law, Federal Judge Rules

CIA Nominee Says He Cut Ties With Chinese Propaganda Group as President of Foreign Policy Think Tank

William Burns, the nominee for CIA director, called the Chinese government a “formidable, authoritarian adversary” during his Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, while facing questions about his tenure as president of a foreign policy think tank that received funding from a businessman and Chinese front group with links to the Chinese Communist Party. During the… Continue reading CIA Nominee Says He Cut Ties With Chinese Propaganda Group as President of Foreign Policy Think Tank

Harris Won’t Overrule Senate Parliamentarian on Minimum Wage, White House Chief of Staff Says

Vice President Kamala Harris will not attempt to overrule the Senate parliamentarian if she rules that a federal minimum wage increase cannot be enacted through a process known as budget reconciliation, according to White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain. “Certainly that’s not something we would do. We’re going to honor the rules of the… Continue reading Harris Won’t Overrule Senate Parliamentarian on Minimum Wage, White House Chief of Staff Says

Biden Revokes 7 Trump Executive Orders, Offers No Explanation

President Joe Biden revoked seven executive orders on Feb. 24 issued by President Donald Trump between 2017 and 2021. The White House offered no explanation for the revocation in its formal press release. Biden’s action revoked one of the first executive actions Trump signed upon taking office—an executive order titled Core Principles for Regulating the… Continue reading Biden Revokes 7 Trump Executive Orders, Offers No Explanation

Biden’s OMB Nominee Neera Tanden Lacking Confirmation Votes: Bernie Sanders

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told reporters at the Capitol on Wednesday that her two confirmation hearings were postponed because she “didn’t look like she had the votes.” “I think there’s no secret she’s lacking the votes right now and she’s working hard to try to get the votes,” Sanders told reporters at the Capitol on… Continue reading Biden’s OMB Nominee Neera Tanden Lacking Confirmation Votes: Bernie Sanders

Australia Passes ‘World First’ Google, Facebook Media Payment Law

The contentious “world-first” media payment law that spurred Facebook to censor news content in Australia will soon be in force after the Australian federal Parliament ratified it on Thursday. The media payment law locks Google and Facebook into a framework where eligible news outlets in Australia, with a minimum revenue of $150,000, can enter negotiations… Continue reading Australia Passes ‘World First’ Google, Facebook Media Payment Law

Biden Revokes Trump Immigration Restriction Issued Amid Pandemic

President Joe Biden late Wednesday issued a proclamation to revoke an immigration restriction issued by former President Donald Trump in 2020 amid the CCP virus pandemic. In April 2020, Trump issued Proclamation 10014 to suspend entry into the United States for 60 days to foreigners who did not have a valid immigrant visa or official… Continue reading Biden Revokes Trump Immigration Restriction Issued Amid Pandemic