Scott Finn

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It's All Politics
7:55 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Should TV Stations Refuse To Air Political Ads That Make False Claims?

Originally published on Wed October 3, 2012 6:56 am

If a television or radio station determines that a political ad is false, should it refuse to run the ad?

That's exactly what the nonpartisan group Free Press is calling on stations to do.

"They certainly could reject some of them," said Matt Wood, the group's policy director.

At the very least, they could do more fact checking, he said.

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