News Explore our recent press releases 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 email@example.com. Check out the Free Press media kit. Press Releases Platform Accountability Free Press Action Provides Expert Testimony to House Roundtable on the Impact of Election Disinformation August 11, 2022 Free Press Action’s Nora Benavidez discussed how the business models of social-media companies “threaten to destabilize our democracy by amplifying lies and calls for violence.” Platform Accountability Privacy FTC Announces Plans to Begin Important Privacy Rulemaking August 11, 2022 There’s an urgent need for the agency to establish clear rules against abusive data practices that undermine civil rights and sabotage access to opportunities. Net Neutrality Internet Access Free Press Action Praises Bill Restoring FCC Authority to Protect Internet Users July 28, 2022 The bill would affirm the FCC’s role in ensuring that high-speed internet is offered on just, reasonable, affordable and nondiscriminatory terms to everyone in the United States. Privacy Free Press Action Cheers House Committee Passage of Bipartisan Privacy Bill July 20, 2022 The bill prohibits online platforms and other entities from collecting, processing and sharing people’s data in ways that discriminate “on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or disability.” Mentions Future of Journalism Local Journalism Q&A: Vanessa Maria Graber on Building People-Powered Movements With Collaborative Journalism August 16, 2022 Vanessa Maria Graber is the News Voices director at Free Press, where she brings local communities and newsrooms together. Platform Accountability 'Exhausting and Dangerous': Is Election Disinformation a Priority for Platforms? August 16, 2022 As the midterm elections approach, the Big Lie is thriving. Platform Accountability Privacy Watchdogs Say FTC Must Foster Internet 'Free from Unwanted Surveillance' August 12, 2022 Progressive groups like Free Press urged the agency to swiftly implement digital privacy measures that would shield internet users from predatory data practices. Platform Accountability How Russian Propaganda Is Reaching Beyond English Speakers August 9, 2022 Social-media companies have taken steps to restrict Russian state-media accounts. But posts from those accounts still spread in non-English languages and in places outside the West.