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FCC fines networks for wrongly using emergency alert system

August 21, 2019

From the Associated Press website

Jimmy Kimmel has learned an expensive lesson: don’t mess with the government’s emergency alert system.

Kimmel’s network, ABC, was one of four media organizations fined by the Federal Communications Commission this week for improper use of the emergency signal that is sent over television, radio and mobile phones to warn people of danger like floods and fires. The $395,000 fine to ABC was by far the stiffest.

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