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    Sinclair Broadcasting Under Fire Over ‘False News’ Promos

    The conservative media corporation, which dominates small American markets and owns 193 local stations across the country, has been criticized for forcing reporters to record a scripted warning against “biased and false news.” A video montage of many of the clips playing in unison went viral, prompting widespread outrage on social media. Critics called it “corporate authoritarian propaganda” and called out Sinclair’s scripted “must-run” segments as an attempt to foment fear. The company is planning a $4 billion merger with Tribune Media, which would increase its reach considerably.

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