When a group called “Building a Better Ohio” offered Ohio TV stations a deceptive ad last October, a number of stations exercised their prerogative to insist on the accuracy of so-called third party ads by refusing to air it. Their action reminds us that although, with few exceptions, broadcast stations have to air ads sponsored by candidates seeking such federal offices as the presidency, they are under no obligation to accept outside groups’ ads and can insist that any of them they transmit to our living rooms stick to the facts.
FlackCheck.org has launched a page designed to help you email local stations to let them know that you hope they’ll follow the example of these Ohio stations.
If you would like to email the stations in your area to let them know that they don’t have to air deceptive third party ads, click here.
It’s as easy as that!
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