H.R.5354 - Countering Foreign Propaganda Act of 2018115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6] (Introduced 03/20/2018)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/23/2018 Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5354 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/20/2018)
Countering Foreign Propaganda Act of 2018
This bill amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require a U.S.-based foreign media outlet to submit to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) a report every six months that contains: (1) the name of the outlet, and (2) a description of the outlet's relationship with its foreign principal, including the legal relationship and funding the outlet receives from the principal. The FCC must transmit a summary of such reports to Congress and make them publicly available.
The bill requires a U.S.-based foreign media outlet that produces or distributes any video programming for a foreign principal that is or intended to be transmitted by a multichannel video programming distributor (such as cable operators and direct satellite services) to U.S. consumers to include a conspicuous statement that the programming is produced or distributed by the outlet on behalf of its foreign principal. The FCC may define by rule what constitutes a "conspicuous statement."