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Tuesday, 01 March, 2011

Canadian News Will Remain Real
(with comments)

In Canada: CRTC drops plan to allow fake news.

Canada's broadcasting regulator has dropped a contentious proposal that would have changed its regulations so that TV and radio stations would be allowed to broadcast fake or misleading news.

Konrad von Finckenstein, chairman of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, said the broadcasting watchdog abandoned the suggested change once a parliamentary regulations committee agreed to drop the issue last week.


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  1. By Doug. Comment posted 01-Mar-2011 @08:14am:
    Canada. No FOX for you.
  2. By Phillip. Comment posted 01-Mar-2011 @08:14am:
    Sadly, this means no Fox News in Canada.
  3. By wally the duck. Comment posted 01-Mar-2011 @08:18am:
    This is going to bite them on April Fools Day.
  4. By wormpicker. Comment posted 01-Mar-2011 @08:32am:
    Good for the CRTC! One must uphold high standards to preserve the credibility of the institution.
  5. By Onecos. Comment posted 01-Mar-2011 @08:41am:
    It sounds very subjective. Who will decide if the news is fake or simply partisan politics?
  6. By Bisbonian. Comment posted 01-Mar-2011 @08:55am:
    Canadians will. They're a little better at it than Americans, I hear.
  7. By Bisbonian. Comment posted 01-Mar-2011 @08:56am:
    Oddly enough, Onecos, it IS POSSIBLE to be partisan, and still not make things up. SOme stations (other than FOX) still do it.
  8. By Whitey. Comment posted 01-Mar-2011 @09:00am:
    According to Noam it's all bunk.
  9. By Pender. Comment posted 01-Mar-2011 @09:37am:
    Konrad von Finckenstein, chairman of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission


    Fake!
  10. By Ike. Comment posted 01-Mar-2011 @03:33pm:
    Sadly, this means no Fox News in Canada.
    Too bad. They could call it Arctic Fox.
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