FCC Admonishes More Stations for Political Ad Non-Disclosures

Broadcasting and Cable

The admonishment, which is a black mark that goes on their permanent records, resolves a half-dozen complaints filed by Issue One and the Campaign Legal Center dating from August 2017.  The FCC resolved similar complaints in a recent order clarifying the political ad disclosure requirements for issue ads and resolving a number of other complaints. The FCC did not admonish all the stations in that order because it said the rules had been unclear, but it did admonish stations if their conduct was clearly inconsistent with the rules, which it said was the case with the two complaints resolved Tuesday (Dec. 3).

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