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US govt withdraws nomination of FCC commissioner who questioned legal authority to regulate media platforms

Wednesday 5 August 2020 | 13:05 CET | News
The US government has withdrawn the nomination of Mike O'Rielly for a new term on the Federal Communications Commission, after he said the FCC may lack the legal authority to change how social media platforms are regulated, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources close to the matter. Republican O'Rielly was nominated for a five-year term in March and was waiting for Senate confirmation. He has been an FCC commissioner since 2013 but must now leave his post before a new Congress begins next year. His departure would leave two Republican and two Democratic members. The government has

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