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30 Apr’ 2024

Disconnected Democracy: Mapping internet access, poverty and voter suppression

"Millions of Americans may lose internet access..." - Popular Info There's a connection between poverty, internet access and voter suppression. Internet access let's people find out...

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12 Jul’ 2023

What does President Biden’s INTERNET FOR ALL plan mean for you? Check this map.

A lack of high speed connectivity holds back too many Americans. Many rural, tribal and communities of color suffer the most from lack of affordable broadband...

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30 Jan’ 2023

What Federal, State and Local benefits are you entitled to?

"Every year 103 million Americans leave $80 billion in benefits unclaimed." The government uses your tax dollars to provides benefits and services. But too often, people...

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23 Jan’ 2023

Why are right wing media billionaires smearing Gigi Sohn?

Smear campaigns aren't cheap. What's driving the one against Gigi Sohn's appointment to the FCC? Billionaires have a lot of power through their own media outlets...

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8 Nov’ 2022

Ten tips to protect your privacy on Twitter

Musk makes Twitter a platform for conspiracy theories and his tantrums. What can you do? Twitter is an ad platform that makes money selling your personal...

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12 Jun’ 2022

Do you want Murdoch to pick the next President?

Rupert Murdoch's papers and TV channels have a record of political character assassinations and scandals across the globe. Murdoch's NEWS CORP has been called a cancer...

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16 May’ 2022

How to protect your online privacy as Republicans unleash bounty hunters in their war on women

A Republican packed Supreme Court is set to overturn Roe v Wade as abortion vigilantes search for victims to sue. "An antiabortion law in Texas will...

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26 Mar’ 2022

Fight the Republican scheme to block seniors, disabled and struggling families without internet access from voting

Voting shouldn't be a privilege only for those with internet connectivity. How do Republicans make it hard for people without internet access to vote? Deny voting...

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22 Jan’ 2022

Canvassers help Americans without cell phone service or internet access register to vote

Canvassers take digital voter registration lists with them to areas without cell phone service to help unregistered voters. Lack of cell phone service denies many Americans...

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27 Dec’ 2021

“How to make gazillions spreading misinformation with algorithms like Facebook” — Dr. Evil

Spreading misinformation is a money making scheme. Just ask Dr. Evil* His secret guide explains (along with real examples) how to make gazillions spreading spreading misinformation...

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10 Nov’ 2021

Want better roads, safer bridges or faster internet? Invest in infrastructure.

Invest in the things that improve the lives of all Americans. Infrastructure. Republicans spend billions on bombs, but refuse to investing in fixing roads and bridges....

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29 Jun’ 2021

Slow or no internet? Measure and report internet access in your area to the FCC.

Over 160 million of Americans lack reliable or affordable high-speed internet. Black, Latinx, Native American and rural families suffer from this digital divide. The federal government has...

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21 Jun’ 2021

Empower volunteers to help voters in areas without cell service by putting the data they need on their phones

A lack of internet access makes it harder for voters to register, request absentee ballots, see if they have been purged... Voting rights groups helping voters...

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19 Jun’ 2021

Denied broadband internet? How to challenge the faulty FCC data that leaves you offline.

Bad FCC data denies broadband internet access to millions of Americans. "The pandemic forced many essential activities online: going to school, earning an income and staying...

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7 Jun’ 2021

Build double opt-in contact lists the smart way

When they go low by denying internet access to suppress voters, go high with free internet hotspots to help voters and build contact lists at the...

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1 Jun’ 2021

Fight the connectivity poll tax that disenfranchises poor voters

Connectivity is a poll tax that stifles voters in Black, Brown, indigenous and rural communities who cannot afford to get online. "Poll taxes were essentially a...

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5 Apr’ 2021

Community organizers arrange free vaccination clinics and internet access in underserved areas

There is a stark disparity among races getting vaccinated: more than 60% of vaccinations have been going to White people, less than 9% to Hispanics and...

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3 Apr’ 2021

Cash cows block rural internet

Corporations love cash cows: businesses that generate them a steady stream of cash for no money. AT&T, Verizon and Comcast treat internet services as cash cows....

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24 Mar’ 2021

The ultimate voter registration machine

How can remote, under-served communities get reliable information? How can advocacy groups promote voter registration and COVID vaccinations? And build opt-in contact lists at the same...

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4 Feb’ 2021

How to win friends and influence people — with free internet service

Disinformation kills. It poisons minds with COVID conspiracy theories and distrust of health experts. It is worst in poor, rural communities where people do not have...

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29 Jan’ 2021

Cause of death: Could not afford internet access.

Lack of internet access can be fatal. That's partially why people of color are twice as likely to die from COVID-19 than White Americans. Health groups...