By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 2-17-21
Acting FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel didn’t make any big news at her first post-meeting press conference Wednesday (Feb. 17), but she did confirm that she is still a fan of net neutrality rules and no fan of the Trump Administration petition to the FCC to regulate social media using Sec. 230.
With the Commission currently at a 2-2 political tie, she pointed out that this will obviously have an impact on big-ticket items.
Asked about those two issues and how she planned to proceed, Rosenworcel pointed out that she had made it clear she did not favor Commission action on the Sec. 230 petition from the National Telecommunications & Information Administration.
“I do not believe the FCC should be the president’s speech police. I continue to not favor action on that petition,” she said. She had no additional insight on it, though if she remains chairwoman, clearly action would be unlikely. » Read More