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Sen. Sanders fights FCC on media ownership rules

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is again fighting changes in media ownership regulations that he says will reduce competition in the news business and limit access to unbiased information.

The Federal Communications Commission is considering changes that would weaken rules on cross-ownership of newspapers, television and radio stations in the same media markets.

"And when you have a smaller and smaller number of large media conglomerates owning and controlling what the American people can see, hear and read, you have a real threat to the kind of democracy that many of us want this country to be," said Sanders, I-Vermont.

Sanders led the fight against a similar attempt to loosen media ownership rules in 2008. The Senate voted against those changes, which were ultimately defeated in court.

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