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FCC Commissioner Blasts Democrats For Pressuring Providers To Drop Right-Wing News Orgs From Cable: ‘Chilling Transgression Of The Free Speech Rights’

Brandon Carr, one of four current FCC commissioners, slammed House Democrats in a statement on Monday afternoon for trying to crackdown on right-leaning television channels in response to the events that happened after the November elections, saying that Democrats were trying to stifle “political dissent.”

Democrat Reps. Anna G. Eshoo (CA) and Jerry McNerney (CA) wrote a letter to cable news providers and streaming platforms pressuring them on the issue of combatting “the spread of dangerous disinformation.” Companies that received the letter include Comcast, AT&T, Spectrum, Dish, Verizon, Cox, Altice, Roku, Amazon, Apple, Google and Hulu. The letter was sent in advance of a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing this Wednesday, dubbed “Fanning the Flames: Disinformation and Extremism in the Media.”

 

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