Americans are writing to the FCC about ‘fake news’ on TV, Google, and Facebook
In response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by Columbia Journalism Review’s Jonathan Peters, the FCC has released the smattering of complaints it has received about “fake news” since October 2016.
Unsurprisingly, the majority of the complaints Peters shared (from the batch of 40 the FCC supplied) are about perceived liberal bias on cable news networks:
“All news stations must be censored or fined when they continuously lie, obfuscate and misdirect intentionally. The most egregious of these is CNN, but ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC et al are equally guilty…”
Several others point out factual errors on Fox News, which also comes as no surprise. What’s more interesting about these complaints is how many of them dwell on information…