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That should be interesting to see the FCC try to allow more consolidation when the DoJ is doing just the opposite.

"WASHINGTON — The Justice Department sued to block AT&T’s $85.4 billion bid for Time Warner on Monday, setting up a showdown over the first blockbuster acquisition to be considered by the Trump administration and drawing limits on corporate power in the fast-evolving media landscape."
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/20/business/dealbook/att-time-warner-merger.html
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@SOlderscout66 wrote:

The old Fascists wanted Government to control major Corporations. They lost.

The neoFascists are having Corporations control Government.

The neo's are winning.

Wake up people - Republicans are only in office to do the bidding of their Corporate Masters. The chance they'll "shake things up" in a way beneficial to the bottom 99% simply does not exist.

Reagan got rid of the Fairness Doctrine that prevented the sort of slander and misinformation that makes Fox #1 among troglodytes, Nazis and the KKK and spawned Hate Radio.

Now Der Trumper is going to silence descent in the only remaining "people's access" media - the Internet.

Thanks again Hillary Haters

 

Scout I just read a companion article that stated the FCC is going to allow more media consolidation. who needs a free press right?


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The old Fascists wanted Government to control major Corporations. They lost.

The neoFascists are having Corporations control Government.

The neo's are winning.

Wake up people - Republicans are only in office to do the bidding of their Corporate Masters. The chance they'll "shake things up" in a way beneficial to the bottom 99% simply does not exist.

Reagan got rid of the Fairness Doctrine that prevented the sort of slander and misinformation that makes Fox #1 among troglodytes, Nazis and the KKK and spawned Hate Radio.

Now Der Trumper is going to silence descent in the only remaining "people's access" media - the Internet.

Thanks again Hillary Haters

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http://www.latimes.com/business/lazarus/la-fi-lazarus-fcc-net-neutrality-20171124-story.html

 

 

The Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday took the wraps off its rollback of net neutrality rules, which it will finalize next month and give internet service providers more control over what you see online.

 

At its heart, net neutrality is about guaranteeing a level playing field for all online services and content providers. It ensures that broadband providers such as phone and cable companies can’t give preferential treatment to anyone — their own streaming-video service, say, over Netflix or Amazon Prime Video.

 

Under the FCC’s plan, Pai said, “the federal government will stop micromanaging the internet” and will “simply require internet service providers to be transparent about their practices so that consumers can buy the service plan that’s best for them.”

Because, as you know, there are so many different broadband providers competing for your business.

 

More at link. 

 

So Trump has moved to stifle free speech by allowing big business to define what you see and hear. any of those " total free speech " advocates care to chime in?

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