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FCC will not investigate Trump coronavirus press conference broadcasts

WASHINGTON The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said Monday it was rejecting a request that wanted an investigation straight into broadcasters the fact that aired assertions U. S. President Donald Trump produced about the coronavirus pandemic.

Advocacy group Free Press a month ago filed an emergency petition with the FCC to check into the transmitted of what said were false statements about the overall health crisis by Trump.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai mentioned Monday “the federal government will not—and never should—investigate broadcasters for their editorial judgments… We leave it to broadcasters to determine for themselves how to cover this national emergency, including live events involving our nation’s leaders. ”