FCC Looking Into Fake TV News

The FCC is investigating the proliferation of fake new clips being run on TV newscasts. “Video news releases are packaged stories paid for by businesses or interest groups. They use actors to portray reporters and use the same format as television news stories. The FCC has mailed letters to at least 42 stations asking station managers about agreements between the station and the creators of the video news releases.”

Source: CBC - 08/16/06