Media Regulation: Crash Course Government and Politics #45
Today we wrap up our discussion of the media by talking about how the government interacts with and influences the content we see. Now it may be easy to assume that because we live in a free-market capitalist society, the only real regulation of the media is determined by the consumers, but this isn’t necessarily true. The government controls a number of factors including the potential for lawsuits, spectrum licensing, FCC fines, and has even tried to pass a bit of legislation. So we’ll talk about how all of these factors influence the media and end with a discussion of a pretty hotly debated topic these days – net neutrality.
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So Reagan is to blame for Fox New's and MSNBC's obnoxious polarity?
I really don’t see how any of this is constitutional
I thought the fairness doctrine did not require that equal time be spent on an issue, just that both sides be mentioned. Anyone know for sure?
but why is it only for united states
Dude reminds me of the little boy from The Middle
I need to watch these videos on 0.75 speed just to take it all in.
The highest affirmation of what someone is transcends level 7 to level 8 as a point to reach. The definition of a man being one, for instance. 7 transmutes being like sporting at the end of competitive reality, which, personally can have a natural wild sinfulness as not being beautiful.
is he from a pair of triplets? i biggening to think thats not photoshopped.
I wish there was less discussion at all levels about making sure "opposing viewpoints" get equal time.
What's really needed is more emphasis on/attention to media broadcasting objective truth
The video is informative but would be much more effective if he spoke more slowly! It is difficult to absorb the content.
Net neatrulity is pointless
government regulation of the media are danger
this vid helped me a lot thx
Based on this information, repealing net neutrality in my eyes, is unconstitutional because it decreases the chances of all point of views being expressed and freedom of speech and the press is protected by net neutrality
THE FCC REPEALED NET NEUTRALITY TODAY!! PREPARE FOR THE END OF THE OPEN INTERNET!!
Can someone summarize what this video is saying please
This Guy is a Headache
hot damn is this relevant today
Hard to keep up. He talks so fast.
Trying to find something on when news transitioned from public service requirement for FCC to entertainment
CNN should watch this
Craig, I've got the same mug as you bud!
i thought this was gonna be john and now im sad but this dude seems nice
I sat through 6 grammarly ads while watching a playlist of your guys' videos.
Am I the only one that like censorship of offensive content and think there's not enough?
I am a teacher who will be focusing on the Election process this school year, and your little quick flicks are an easy way to explain it. Thanks for making them.
Your graphical content on net neutrality was terrible and misleading as to how that works.
I love the show, but that was a rare failure. Yet, a very important one.
my first job was news paper delivery on my mountain bike when i was a kid, awe those were the days… then they fired the whole staff and brought in guys with trucks to deliver all the papers instead of the kids 🙁
YES! thank you government for keeping me safe I will surrender everything you deem problematic in the bill of rights
I'd thought mortal combat and the esrb and the quiz show scandal would be mentioned.
So Media Company's are stopped by the law to say or publish what they want to say. I guess First Amendment rights don't exist after all.
Whoever thinks that we live in a free market capitalist society is in desperate need of economic education.
Internet neutrality is just a bait to restrict what people can or can't publish on internet. They've already approved it in Brazil and, often, judges use the internet neutrality law to censor content. Of course that regulators will not say "we want to be the ones to tell you what you are allowed to speak". They will always present bills to increase their power as if it was the people's interest.