By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 3-31-21
The FCC will vote at the April 22 open meeting to adopt new disclosure requirements when foreign entities buy airtime on U.S. broadcast outlets.
“If you are consuming programming broadcast over the public airwaves, you have the right to know who is behind that content,” said acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel in outlining the agenda. The fact that she has scheduled the vote likely means she has Republican support, without which there would be a 2-2 tie and the item would not be adopted. The vote on the initial proposal was unanimous, so this vote is likely to be as well. » Read More