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Broadcasters' Last-Ditch Push to Hide Political Ad Data

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With the Federal Communications Commission set to vote Friday on whether to require broadcasters to post political ad data online, the industry has been scrambling to water down the proposed rule.

The data is currently available only on paper at TV stations. We've been tracking the flurry of lobbying against the rule by big media companies, including the owners of many of the nation's largest news outlets. In the latest development, Communications Daily reported earlier this week that the FCC has become more receptive to the industry's attempts to soften the proposed rule.
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OpedNews volunteer from 2005 to 2013.

Amanda Lang was a wonderful member of the Opednews team, and the first volunteer editor, for a good number of years being a senior editor. She passed away summer 2014.

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