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Your Call: Media coverage of the death of online privacy & the Trump-Russia story

This week, the House of Representatives voted to revoke an Obama era privacy rule, which required Internet providers to ask for your permission before selling your browsing history to the highest bidder. Major telecom companies including AT&T and Verizon lobbied to kill privacy protection rules.

We’ll also discuss the ongoing extensive coverage of the investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the US election. How should reporters cover this story?


Jonathan Landay, national security correspondent for the Reuters

Craig Aaron, president and CEO of Free Press

Peter Stone, freelance reporter

Web Resources:

Free Press

Reuters: Timeline: From TVs to microwaves, White House tries to explain wiretapping charge

McClatchy: Paul Manafort’s finances, alliance with Trump draw Treasury, Justice, FBI eyes

Harvard Gazzette: On Russia, watch the ball

The Verge: The 265 members of Congress who sold you out to ISPs, and how much it cost to buy them

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.