FCC Commissioner: Return of Fairness Doctrine Could Control Web Content

Bloggers beware!

There’s a huge concern among conservative talk radio hosts that reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine would all-but destroy the industry due to equal time constraints. But speech limits might not stop at radio. They could even be extended to include the Internet and “government dictating content policy.” FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell raised that as a possibility after talking with bloggers at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C
Commissioner McDowell told the Business and Media Institute that the Fairness Doctrine could be combined with the issue of net neutrality which could then lead to bloggers (Liberal or Conservative)  having to give equal time to the issues that they write about or discuss.
Click on the headline to read the story and to see a video of Commissioner McDowell discussing the issue of the Fairness Doctrine

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