The conservative news media One AmericaNews (OAN) is pushing back against two Democrat Representatives who wrote letters pressuring large American TV carriers over their coverage. The network is alleging the representatives are trying to get them deplatformed.
Claim they are battling “misinformation” and “conspiracy theories”
Thomas More The Hill February 23, 2021
House lawmakers on Wednesday will examine the role misinformation on cable news played in the Jan. 6 insurrection in a hearing that will test the boundaries between congressional oversight, regulation and issues of censorship.
Representatives of Fox News have already complained about the premise, saying it “sets a terrible precedent” when members of Congress “highlight political speech they do not like.” Newsmax also decried the hearing as “an attack on free speech and basic First Amendment rights,” adding that the event “should send chills down the spines of all Americans.”