• An FCC probe will investigate whether Ajit Pai favored conservative broadcaster Sinclair

    7 days ago - By The Verge

    The FCC inspector general is investigating whether agency chair Ajit Pai timed policy changes last year to improperly benefit Sinclair Broadcast Group. The New York Times reported today that inspector general David Hunt accepted a request from Reps. Elijah Cummings and Frank Pallone, Jr. , who asked Hunt to determine whether the Trump-era FCC's actions showed “a pattern and practice of preferential treatment” toward Sinclair. Pallone and Cummings, among others, believe Pai's FCC may have rolled back anti-monopoly rules to pave the way for Sinclair's acquisition of Tribune Media.
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  • The FBI may have investigated a YouTube threat from the alleged Florida shooter last year

    The FBI may have investigated a YouTube threat from the alleged Florida shooter last year

    7 days ago - By The Verge

    The FBI reportedly investigated a YouTube account that may have belonged to the alleged killer in yesterday's Florida school shooting. BuzzFeed writes that vlogger Ben Bennight emailed the agency in September of last year, saying someone had left a comment claiming they were “going to be a professional school shooter.” The commenter's username was “Nikolas Cruz,” also the name of the 19-year-old alleged shooter in Broward County, Florida. According to BuzzFeed , the FBI followed up with an in-person interview but didn't contact Bennight again, until calling him up shortly after Cruz was...
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