Items tagged "Competition Policy"

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Public Knowledge Welcomes YouTube Recommendation Changes Targeting ‘Borderline Content” and Misinformation

January 25, 2019 Competition , Competition Policy , Content Moderation , YouTube

Today, YouTube announced that it would begin reducing recommendations of “borderline content” — materials that stop short of violating the company’s community guidelines but still may be harmful — and content that could misinform users. According to YouTube, this would include “videos promoting a phony miracle cure for a serious illness, claiming the earth is flat, or making blatantly false claims about historic events like 9/11.”

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Public Knowledge Welcomes New Policy Counsel Charlotte Slaiman to Bolster Advocacy Efforts

September 5, 2018 Antitrust , Competition , Competition Policy , FTC , Staff

Public Knowledge welcomes Charlotte Slaiman, Policy Counsel, to our team to focus on competition issues and digital platforms. She holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.A. in Government from the University of Virginia.

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Public Knowledge Files Comments On Competition and Consumer Protection with FTC

August 20, 2018 Competition , Competition Policy , FTC

Today, Public Knowledge submitted comments in response to the Federal Trade Commission’s call for input on a wide range of issues.

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Public Knowledge President Gene Kimmelman Submits Statement for Antitrust Hearing

December 12, 2017 Antitrust , Competition , Competition Policy , consumer protections , Mergers

Today, Public Knowledge President Gene Kimmelman submitted a statement to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition, and Consumer Rights. His statement in the December 13 hearing on “The Consumer Welfare Standard in Antitrust: Outdated or a Harbor in a Sea of Doubt?” contends we need more than antitrust law to promote market competition that benefits consumers.

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Public Knowledge Urges FCC to Protect Public Interest in Video Programming Market Competition Filing

October 11, 2017 Competition , Competition Policy , FCC , Video Competition , Video Marketplace

Yesterday, Public Knowledge filed comments in the Federal Communications Commission’s recent inquiry addressing the state of competition in the market for the delivery of video programming. The agency is seeking input on the state of competition in the video marketplace — an effort that can provide a foundation for future agency policymaking.

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Public Knowledge Files Amicus Brief to Overturn and Remand FCC’s Business Data Services Order

October 5, 2017 BDS , Business Data Services , Competition , Competition Policy , FCC

Recently, Public Knowledge, Consumer Federation of America, and New Networks Institute filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit requesting the Court to overturn and remand the Federal Communications Commission’s recent Business Data Services deregulation Order.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes Congressional Democrats’ “Better Deal” Universal High-Speed Internet Plan

September 29, 2017 Broadband , Broadband Access , Competition , Competition Policy , FCC

Yesterday, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and other House and Senate Democrats revealed a universal high-speed internet plan as part of the party’s “Better Deal” platform. The “Better Deal” internet plan aims to “bring high-speed internet to every farm, school, and neighborhood” across America, focusing on the less profitable rural and urban areas that have been left behind.

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Public Knowledge Hopeful New Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim Will Protect Consumers

September 27, 2017 Antitrust , Antitrust Law , Competition , Competition Policy , consumer protections

Today, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Makan Delrahim to be the Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust at the Department of Justice.

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Public Knowledge Responds to FCC Report Claiming “Effective” Wireless Industry Competition

September 26, 2017 Competition Policy , FCC , Wireless , Wireless Competition

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to publish an annual report on the state of mobile wireless competition. The agency claims that the metrics assessed in the report indicate that there is “effective competition” in the marketplace for mobile wireless services. Public Knowledge disagrees with the report’s conclusion.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes Antitrust Legislation to Bolster Merger Enforcement, Promote Competition

September 15, 2017 Competition , Competition Policy , Mergers

Yesterday, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced the Merger Enforcement Improvement Act, a bill that promotes merger enforcement and protects competition. Senator Klobuchar also introduced the Consolidation Prevention and Competition Promotion Act of 2017.

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