WATCH LIVE: House Sub-Committee Hearing on ‘Disinformation and Extremism' in the Media
Added 02-24-21 09:34:02am EST - “The House Sub-Committee on Energy and Commerce is holding what will likely be a contentious hearing that is called "Fanning the Flames: Disinformation and Extremism in the Media.” - Mediaite.com
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The House Sub-Committee on Energy and Commerce is holding what will likely be a contentious hearing that is called “Fanning the Flames: Disinformation and Extremism in the Media.” The hearing comes at a time when the nation is bitterly divided, largely by media consumption habits, and allegations of disinformation are flying on almost a daily basis.
Chaired by Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), the Democratic-controlled sub-committee is certain to take a critical look at conservative media outlets, such as OAN, Newsmax, and Fox News, in light of the amplified “stolen election” conspiracy theory that seemed to inspire the deadly insurrection led by Trump supporters on Jan. 6.
Guests invited to testify include Soledad O’Brien, Anchor of syndicated program Matter of Fact; Emily Bell, Director of The Tow Center for Digital Media at Columbia University; Kristin Danielle Urquiza, Co-Founder of Marked by COVID; and Jonathan Turley, Fox News contributor and Professor at The George Washington University Law School.
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