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Facebook-Cambridge Analytica: Why Cable Says it Won’t Happen Here

As many in cable gathered around the TV and internet Tuesday to watch Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg face questions from the Hill, there is a sense that the industry is safe from a similar scandal.

Comcast’s David Cohen Looks at Hill, Silicon Valley and Beyond

With Cablefax’s Leaders Retreat at the end of the month, we’re checking in with attendee and Comcast senior evp and chief diversity officer David Cohen.

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Warner Supports Facebook on Honest Ads Act

Facebook received some positive support from Sen Mark R. Warner (D-VA), vice chmn of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, with his issuing of a statement regarding the social media site’s decision to endorse and implement disclosure requirements listed in the Honest Ads Act, bipartisan legislation aimed at bringing transparency and accountability to online political ads.

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FCC Seeks Comment on Accessibility Act

The FCC Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau is seeking comment on the accessibility of communications technologies for a biennial report required under the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act.

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Sen Markey Responds to Facebook Privacy Pledge

Sen Ed Markey (D-MA) again lended his voice to the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal, responding to the social media giant’s announcement that “malicious actors” collected data from its users and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s pledge to bring European data privacy protections to the global stage.

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House Subcommittee to Talk Paid Prioritization

House Commerce’s Communications subcmte will hold a hearing April 17 on prioritization—making good on chairman Greg Walden’s (R-OR) pledge to convene a hearing on the issue.

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Sinclair-Tribune: Opposition Takes Fire after POTUS’s Tweet

President Donald Trump threw his support behind Sinclair, raising questions about whether Trump understands that Sinclair runs ABC, CBS and NBC.

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ACLU Encourages Net Cities to Preserve Internet Neutrality

The ACLU is asking cities and towns to become their own ISPS in an effort to secure net neutrality for their areas after the FCC’s repealing of open internet rules.
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