FCC Commissioner: Fairness Doctrine Could Lead To Government Regulation Of Web | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


FCC Commissioner: Fairness Doctrine Could Lead To Government Regulation Of Web

The Fairness Doctrine was an FCC regulation mandating broadcasters afford time to opposing viewpoints. It was abolished in 1987 by the Supreme Court after it was found to be harmful to journalistic freedom and anathema to the First Amendment.

Speaking to the Business and Media Institute, McDowell stated that the Fairness Doctrine could return under a different name and be tagged on to the net neutrality debate, opening the door for the government to regulate content on the Web.

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