Sam Gustin

Sam Gustin is a Correspondent at Motherboard focused on the intersection of business, technology, and public policy. To contact Sam, please send him a Direct Message on Twitter (@samgustin).


Why Trump Can't Strip NBC's Broadcast Licenses

“You basically have to kill someone or be a child sex predator to lose your broadcast license."
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Internet Activists Urge Congress to Fire Trump's FCC Chief Ajit Pai

Democratic senators are showing a remarkable display of opposition.
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Life of Pai

The Comment Period Is Over, But the Battle for Net Neutrality Ain't Done Yet

Activists are gearing up for a lengthy court battle, and public outrage may force the FCC to punt the issue to Congress.
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Liberals and Conservatives Attack TV Merger That Would Let Pro-Trump Media Dominate Local News

"This is not the Soviet Union: Americans deserve a meaningful choice in their local news," a lawmaker said of the proposed Sinclair-Tribune merger.
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the fcc

Democrats Ask FCC Why It's Helping a Pro-Trump Media Company Consolidate Power

Critics say Trump’s FCC is trying to help a pro-Trump media company grow larger.
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The FCC Is Using an Obsolete Loophole to Help a Pro-Trump Media Company Take Over Local TV

Sinclair Broadcast Group will soon be able to reach 72 percent of all American households.
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Open Internet

Democratic Lawmakers Blast Trump’s FCC for ‘Anti-Consumer’ Agenda

Trump’s FCC chief Ajit Pai was in the hot seat Tuesday on Capitol Hill.
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Internet Showdown

Tech vs. Telecom: Closing Arguments in Net Neutrality Battle

It’s a clash of corporate titans over the future of internet governance.
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Opening Salvo

After Net Neutrality 'Day of Action,' Internet Activists Face a Tough Fight Ahead

Trump’s FCC chief Ajit Pai is a longtime agency official who is unaccountable to voters.
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Day of Action

Net Neutrality Activists Launch Massive ‘Day of Action’ to Protest Trump’s FCC

An online show of force opposing the FCC’s plan to dismantle net neutrality protections.
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Popular Opinion

Most Americans Support the Net Neutrality Rules that Trump’s FCC Wants to Kill

New poll finds strong bipartisan backing for the FCC’s 2015 net neutrality safeguards.
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Trump’s FCC Under Pressure Over Net Neutrality Comment ‘Irregularities’

Lawmakers want more answers about suspicious net neutrality comment activity.
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