It’s worth looking at how local news stations have traditionally operated.
If access to information online becomes more difficult, then it will be the communities on the fringes that lose out.
Many are calling for government to step in to stop bots and the spread of fake news on sites like Facebook and Twitter. A media expert explains why this is a slippery slope.
There are other more pressing problems when it comes to internet regulation.
The Trump administration's proposed budget suggests it will continue to spend federal dollars on expanding broadband internet access. But the rules governing internet traffic matter too.
The Trump administration has decided to challenge the rules of protection of personal data imposed by the previous administration on ISPs.
As the Trump administration settles into office, regulators and lawmakers have big plans for shifting the country's media landscape, with potentially profound effects on the public.
The US is set to rollback the rules that keep internet companies on a level playing-field. It could make services slower and more expensive.