Andrew Couts

Andrew Couts is the former editor of Layer 8, a section dedicated to the intersection of the Internet and the state—and the gaps in between. Prior to the Daily Dot, Couts served as features editor and features writer for Digital Trends, associate editor of, and associate editor at Maxim magazine. When he’s not working, Couts can be found hiking with his German shepherds or blasting around on motorcycles.

We fact-checked FCC commissioner Ajit Pai's 'facts' on net neutrality

We fact-checked FCC Chair Ajit Pai’s net neutrality ‘facts’—and they’re almost all bulls**t

The fight over net neutrality rules has entered 'fake news' territory.

On Nov 30, 2017 by Andrew Couts

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‘Access Hollywood’ to Trump: The tape is ‘very real’

'He said every one of those words.'

On Nov 28, 2017 by Andrew Couts

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Trump’s plan to ban phones in the White House to stop leaks just leaked

Clearly, the White House has a problem.

On Nov 27, 2017 by Andrew Couts

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Twitter, Reddit, Tumblr, and 200 others call on FCC to save net neutrality

The companies argue gutting net neutrality rules is bad for business.

On Nov 27, 2017 by Andrew Couts

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White House ethics lawyer resigns

Attorney James Schultz says the Trump administration deserves more credit than it gets.

On Nov 27, 2017 by Andrew Couts

Verizon Net Neutrality

The fight to save net neutrality is coming to a Verizon store near you

Verizon Protests are popping up across the United States.

On Nov 22, 2017 by Andrew Couts

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Billionaire buys Times Square billboard calling for Trump’s impeachment

One billionaire is pushing hard against President Trump on his home turf.

On Nov 21, 2017 by Andrew Couts

A new memo from H.R. McMaster warns the federal government that leaks will not be tolerated.

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster reportedly thinks Trump is an ‘idiot’

The Trump administration refutes the alleged mockery.

On Nov 20, 2017 by Andrew Couts

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Women in Congress have a ‘creep list’ of sexual predators

One political veteran described 'sex trade on Capitol Hill.'

On Nov 17, 2017 by Andrew Couts

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How Joe Biden’s history of touching women may damage his 2020 ambitions

The internet never forgets—and that's a problem for Joe Biden.

On Nov 17, 2017 by Andrew Couts


Trump lifts ban on importing elephant body parts from 2 African nations

It's another Obama-era regulation Trump is lifting.

On Nov 16, 2017 by Andrew Couts

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Rep. Jackie Speier says staffers had ‘their private parts grabbed on the House floor’

Not even the halls of the Capitol are safe.

On Nov 14, 2017 by Andrew Couts

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This may be Donald Trump’s most disturbing tweet ever

'That's talent,' a 67-year-old Trump said of dating young women.

On Nov 13, 2017 by Andrew Couts

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Ed Gillespie might want to turn off his Twitter balloon celebration

The Virginia Republican lost the governor's race on Tuesday.

On Nov 7, 2017 by Andrew Couts

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Donald Trump Jr. tells Virginians to vote on the wrong day—twice

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice...

On Nov 7, 2017 by Andrew Couts