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FCC denies proposal could monitor news outlets

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The FCC has proposed a plan that would allow the agency to monitor how editorial decisions are made to determine if bias is a factor in those choices.

Critics call it a blatant attempt to violate freedom of the press.

Special Correspondent Kai Jackson has more.

UPDATE: The FCC has issued a statement regarding the story and it is as follows:

"Any suggestion that the FCC intends to regulate the speech of news media or plans to put monitors in America's newsrooms is false. The FCC looks forward to fulfilling its obligation to Congress to report on barriers to entry into the communications marketplace, and is currently revising its proposed study to achieve that goal."

To read Chairman Wheeler's response to the CIN study: http://fcc.us/1p2fSOS