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Fake News Fine

No, it's not some special The Daily Show penalty: The FCC may start imposing fines for ads disguised as real news.

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Comcast Corp. may be facing a fine for airing a "video news release" - essentially an undisclosed advertisement for a sleep aid - as though it were part of the real news.

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