A friend of mine says that Fox News was banned from Canada because of a Canadian law that prohibits knowingly lying on TV.

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Fox News is banned in Canada because they are NOT NEWS.

To get around the Canadian law against news sources LYING, Fox had to list themselves as a COMEDY.

We had similar laws in the US.

The Fairness Doctrine was a policy of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC), introduced in 1949.

It required the holders of broadcast licenses both to present controversial issues of public importance and to do so in a manner that was — in the Commission's view — honest, equitable and balanced.

The FCC, which was believed to have been under pressure from then President Ronald Reagan, eliminated the Doctrine in 1987.

The FCC formally removed the language that implemented the Doctrine in August of 2011.

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A friend of mine says that Fox News was banned from Canada because of a Canadian law that prohibits knowingly lying on TV. This article discusses that meme.I wish we had a law like that. It would eliminate the current administration.

 Ayupp fact check –  One question when site like Snopes.com come up with such story it is really painful. Snopes have long list of fan followers. Are thwy not spreading old rumors by taking and republishing old rumors like this?

Fox news is ofen called as fox news fear factory and people have been calling for the ban of fox news from long time, but it has not yet happened.

Fox news banned on caneda is a old story circulation since 2012.

We all know Fox news is a well known site to promote myths and false news that never existed.

The long rumor of the Fox news ban started since 2011, when it was assumed in the public that Fox news was banned due to Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), which prohibits to make illegal of broadcasting lies and label in news.

Here is short Jurisdiction of CRTC

The CRTC regulates all Canadian broadcasting and telecommunications activities and enforces rules it creates to carry out the policies assigned to it; the best-known of these is probably the Canadian content rules. The CRTC reports to the Parliament of Canada through the Minister of Canadian Heritage, which is responsible for the Broadcasting Act, and has an informal relationship with Industry Canada, which is responsible for the Telecommunications Act. Provisions in these two acts, along with less-formal instructions issued by the federal cabinet known as orders-in-council, represent the bulk of the CRTC's jurisdiction.

In many cases, such as the cabinet-directed prohibition on foreign ownership for broadcasters[3] and the legislated principle of the predominance of Canadian content,[4] these acts and orders often leave the CRTC less room to change policy than critics sometimes suggest, and the result is that the commission is often the lightning rod for policy criticism that could arguably be better directed at the government itself.

Complaints against broadcasters, such as concerns around offensive programming, are dealt with by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC), an independent broadcast industry association, rather than by the CRTC, although CBSC decisions can be appealed to the CRTC if necessary. However, the CRTC is also sometimes erroneously criticized for CBSC decisions — for example, the CRTC was erroneously criticized for the CBSC's decisions pertaining to the airing of Howard Stern's terrestrial radio show in Canada in the late 1990s, as well as the CBSC's controversial ruling on the Dire Straits song "Money for Nothing".

Fact: There is no truth that CRTC have kept Fox news under its law as fox news have never endangered any lives, health or safety of the public by spreading such news.

Question is why the same history is repeated again and again over the years and same news is circulated in the social media.

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Archana Roy is an Indian fact-checker and news writer, writing news for Ayupp since 2014.

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