Iran’s online blackouts show why governments shouldn’t control the internet

If you need a reason why it’s not a good idea to give control of the internet to the government, take Iran as Exhibit A. As citizens demanded answers about a Ukrainian airliner that crashed during the period Iranian troops were firing on American military bases in Iraq, blackouts restricted Iranians’ internet access. After Iran finally admitted to accidentally shooting down the plane, the government looked to tamp down protests by blocking online access.

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Surprise Billing Resources

Millions of Americans have received surprise medical bills in the mail weeks, or even months, after receiving emergency services at in-network facilities. Policymakers correctly sense that they must act to prevent this pressing issue. But, some lawmakers insist on using federal fiat to impose rate-setting on America’s medical providers. 



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