News Explore our recent press releases, latest updates and media mentions. If you are a member of the media and have inquiries, interview requests, or would like to join our press list, please contact Timothy Karr at 201-533-8838, or reach out to him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the Free Press media kit. Press Releases Net Neutrality Free Press Joins Court Defense of California’s Popular Net Neutrality Law October 1, 2020 Free Press joined allies in filing an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief in defense of California’s Net Neutrality legislation. Local Journalism New Jersey Funds the Civic Info Consortium, Recognizes the Vital Role Local News Plays During Crises September 30, 2020 TRENTON — On Tuesday, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed the FY2021 budget, which provides $500,000 for the consortium to fund media and civic-technology projects. Free & Open Internet Communications Justice Media Accountability Privacy New Report Raises Concerns that Facebook and the 2016 Trump Campaign Colluded on Political Ads to Suppress the Black Vote September 28, 2020 “We now have the receipts on the ways Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign used Facebook to target Black voters and suppress their vote." Free & Open Internet Justice Department Section 230 Proposal the Latest in the Trump Administration’s Campaign to Control Online Platforms September 23, 2020 WASHINGTON — New draft legislation the Justice Department submitted to Congress is part of the Trump administration’s crusade against online platforms. Updates Net Neutrality Local Journalism Media Accountability Diversity in Media Ownership Surveillance What We've Been Up To September 4, 2019 From urging platforms to ban white supremacists to telling advertisers to #DropFox, Free Press Action has been working on a bunch of crucial campaigns this summer. Surveillance The FBI vs. Black Lives August 23, 2019 The FBI is using undercover agents to track Black activists. And the Bureau is prioritizing these investigations over ones involving white supremacists. Local Journalism Stories of AC: Tales of Success, Hardships and Resilience May 15, 2019 We’re thrilled to announce that the first articles were published for Stories of Atlantic City, a collaborative-journalism project. Net Neutrality Net Neutrality Won in the House. Now It's on to the Senate. April 12, 2019 Before the final gavel dropped on the vote in the House, skeptics rang out in a chorus of “What about McConnell?!” To them, we say: Challenge accepted. Mentions Communications Justice In Effort to 'Cultivate Hopelessness,' Trump 2016 Campaign Used Facebook for Deterrence Operation Targeting Millions of Black Voters September 28, 2020 President Trump's 2016 presidential campaign sought to persuade 3.5 million Black voters in key battleground states to stay home on Election Day. Local Journalism Identifying Information Needs in Newark and the Future of Local News September 28, 2020 A new collaborative study has revealed what Newark residents feel they need the most. Free & Open Internet As Facebook Prepares to Outsource Tough Content Decisions to Its New 'Supreme Court,' Experts Warn It Still Operates Within a Dictatorship and Can't Legislate a Better Government September 26, 2020 If Facebook disagreed with a specific ruling and decided to ignore it, there's not much the board could do. Free & Open Internet DoJ Introduces Key Changes to a Major Internet Law September 24, 2020 The Trump administration's attack on social-media platforms continues.