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Broadcasting False Information Background Knowingly broadcasting false information concerning a crime or a catastrophe could violate the rules of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Specifics of the FCC’s Rules
The FCC’s rules prohibit holders of broadcast licenses from broadcasting false information concerning a crime or a catastrophe if: the licensee knows the information is false; and the licensee knows beforehand that broadcasting the information will cause substantial “public harm.”
The public harm: (1) must begin immediately and cause direct and actual damage to property or the health or safety of the general public; or
(2) divert law enforcement or public health and safety authorities from their duties.
Filing a Complaint with the FCC
If you think these rules have been violated, you can file a complaint with the FCC. You can file your complaint using an online complaint form. You can also file your complaint with the FCC’s Consumer Center by calling 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY; faxing 1-866-418-0232; or writing to: Federal Communications Commission Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau Consumer Inquiries & Complaints Division 445 12th Street, SW Washington, DC 20554.
Originally posted by Domo1
reply to post by snarky412
I found it rather disgusting that she heard the news from a bloodsucking reporter in the middle of night.
I know a ton of people are going to jump all over the parents and blame them, but that seems very premature and slimy. I've already heard local radio calling the parents dirtbags (one of my favorite words) because thy refuse to speak with the media and are doing so through a lawyer. That's what I would be doing too. Can you imagine learning that your child committed such an atrocity? It would be devastating. Even if you were the best parent of all time, I would imagine huge pangs of guilt.