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Public Knowledge Welcomes FTC Move to Bolster Competition Policy

July 1, 2021 digital platforms , FTC , Platform Competition

Today, the Federal Trade Commission voted to rescind the agency’s 2015 competition policy statement limiting the Commission’s unfair and deceptive practices authority. The 2015 policy statement functionally removed the FTC’s ability to create competition rules and limited the kinds of enforcement actions the agency could bring against dominant firms that engaged in anti-competitive practices. Public Knowledge supports rescinding this statement and restoring the FTC’s full authority to regulate competition.

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Public Knowledge Applauds FTC Action To Streamline the Rulemaking Process

July 1, 2021 digital platforms , FTC , Platform Competition , Platform Regulation

Today, the Federal Trade Commission voted to streamline the agency’s process for creating rules against unfair and deceptive practices. Public Knowledge supports updating the rulemaking process so that it is easier for the Commission to develop substantive privacy rules, rules on the safety and effectiveness of algorithms and artificial intelligence, and rules about data security.

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Media Alert: Public Knowledge Joins Broadband Advocates in Press Call Detailing New $65 Billion Broadband Infrastructure Deal

June 28, 2021

Public Knowledge will join broadband advocates at Consumer Reports, Consumers Union, EFF, and INCOMPAS in a press briefing Tuesday, June 29 at noon ET to discuss the $65 billion bipartisan broadband infrastructure compromise reached at the White House last week. 

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D.C. District Court Dismisses FTC’s First Facebook Antitrust Complaint

June 28, 2021 Facebook , Platform Competition

Today, a D.C. District Court judge dismissed the Federal Trade Commission’s first antitrust complaint against Facebook. The lawsuit focused on how Facebook has bought out competitors and potential competitors to stifle competition, as well as how Facebook has limited interoperability by withholding network access to rivals.

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Public Knowledge Urges Congress to Pass Strong Bipartisan Package to Rein in Big Tech

June 24, 2021 Antitrust , Platform Competition

Today, the House Judiciary Committee marked up a bipartisan package of bills to invigorate competition against dominant digital platforms. The six bills are led by Reps. David Cicilline (D-RI), Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA), Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Joe Neguse (D-CO), and Ken Buck (R-CO). 

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Public Knowledge Senior Vice President Harold Feld to Testify Before Senate Commerce on Building Resilient Networks

June 22, 2021 E911 , Network Reliability

Public Knowledge Senior Vice President Harold Feld will testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband this Tuesday, June 22 at 2:30 p.m.

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Public Knowledge Commends Congress for Bill Supporting Local Journalism

June 17, 2021 democracy , Local Journalism

Yesterday, Reps. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) reintroduced the “Local Journalism Sustainability Act” to create tax credits designed to empower citizens, small businesses, and newsrooms to sustain and support local news. 

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Public Knowledge Joins 5 Consumer Groups Urging Congress To Amend JCPA or Risk Losing Internet Links

June 17, 2021 Copyright , JCPA , journalism

Today, Public Knowledge joined 5 other consumer advocacy groups in a letter urging Congress to amend the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) to clarify that the bill does not expand copyright to article links and that consumers will not have to pay to link to or share articles, including headlines and snippets.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes Confirmation of Lina Khan to Federal Trade Commission

June 15, 2021 Competition , FTC , public interest

Today, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Lina Khan for the Federal Trade Commission. Public Knowledge commends Lina Khan for her work in championing the public interest and applauds her confirmation to the FTC. Khan will support needed enforcement and important reforms at the agency.

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House Antitrust Subcommittee Proposes Strong Bipartisan Legislation to Rein In Big Tech

June 11, 2021 Antitrust , Big Tech , interoperability , Legislation , misinformation , Nondiscrimination , Platform Competition , Platform Regulation , Privacy

Today, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law introduced a bipartisan package of bills to invigorate competition against dominant digital platforms.

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