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FCC looks into "Fake News"...

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FCC Quizzes TV Stations About 'Fake News'
AP NEWS
August 16, 2006

WASHINGTON -- They're a secret little-known outside the news and public relations businesses. "Video news releases," or VNRs, often look like real television news reports, and you may well have seen one without even knowing it. But now the government is taking a closer look.

VNRs often use actors to play reporters, and are produced by businesses or groups trying to get their messages out.

But the Federal Communications Commission is asking 77 TV stations about their use of VNRs, which critics label "fake news."

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