FCC strikes final blow to Fairness Doctrine – Nextgov

FCC strikes final blow to Fairness Doctrine – Nextgov.

The Federal Communications Commission announced on Monday that it will slash 83 media-related rules from the books–including the controversial but defunct Fairness Doctrine–in an effort to clean house by shedding regulations that it no longer enforces.

The Fairness Doctrine required broadcasters to provide equal airtime to opposing views. On the books since 1949, it had not been enforced since 1987.

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