John Oliver

Net neutrality repeal the latest way Team Trump has ripped up media landscape in less than a year

Net neutrality repeal the latest way Team Trump has ripped up media landscape in less than a year

Hardly a day goes by without President Donald Trump attacking some part of the mainstream media for what he calls fake news. These attacks, usually in the form of early-morning tweets, are in turn much discussed in the media throughout the day especially on cable news. Some days, it seems as if Trump’s tweets are all that is discussed.

But there is another, quieter campaign being waged by members of the Trump administration. And this one is radically changing the media landscape and our information ecosystem as it wipes out decades of congressionally mandated regulatory controls intended to protect consumers.

As dangerous to democracy as Trump’s overt attacks on the press are,...

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