Akin to privacy policies that regulate the internet, American cable TV service providers should be mandated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to provide customers with a service that blocks selected or all TV commercials, with the exception of critical government broadcasts. Services could be delivered by the customers’ remote and Set-Top Box (STB) (cable TV box) and/or by third-party software packaging.
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This may also interest you: “EU law targets Big Tech over hate speech, disinformation” It’s interesting, though, that despite all of this censorship surrounding BIG tech social media, the status quo appears to do little to rein in cable TV networks and the harmful content exhibited through TV commercials [i.e., biased, violence, racially insensitive, abusive language, venereal imagery, imagery that’s too graphic, and so forth]. Needless to say, networks can actually weaponize commercials to target their adversaries. They can be used to berate political campaigns, public figures, and even private citizens. Consumers should be provided devices and software that reject unwanted cable TV commercials.
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