President Donald Trump today questioned whether United States news broadcasters should have their licenses revoked, after an unflattering story about his nuclear policy which he decried as "fake". The Federal Communications Commission, an independent federal agency, does issue broadcast licenses and oversee standards at individual broadcast stations, although it does not license networks, according to Politico.
Trump has decided that the free press is "bad for the country".
On Twitter, Trump also raised the possibility that he would support stripping the broadcast licenses of news networks that report what he believes to be inaccurate information.
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The FCC has said First Amendment protections for broadcasters "expressly prohibits the commission from censoring broadcast matter, our role in overseeing program content is very limited".
The White House referred CNBC to the tweet itself.
It didn't take long for President Donald Trump to make his frustration clear over an NBC News report that he wanted a 'nearly tenfold increase in the USA nuclear arsenal'.
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Depending on the level of detail in the stolen plans, the hack could pose serious challenges for the US-South Korean alliance. In 2013, when South Korea's banks and broadcasters were attacked, that government blamed its neighbor to the north.
Comcast did not immediately return a call for comment.
This isn't the first time the president has blasted NBC News' reporting.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, walks behind President Trump after answering questions from members of the media following their meeting at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Friday, Aug. 11, 2017.
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Russakovskii swapped the device with Google , whose engineers determined that the device was registering "phantom" touches. Some of them have been listening to everything, recording it all, and transmitting the audio back to Google's servers.
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