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Fox News Foes Face Uphill Fight to Get Cable Network Dropped

  • Comcast has limited ability to ditch competing news channels
  • Smaller networks like Newsmax could pay for distribution
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The fight against election misinformation has a new target: your cable company.

Critics of networks like Fox News and Newsmax argue that the outlets fueled uncertainty about election results and should be dropped by cable providers, just as Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. have begun to more aggressively police their content. After this month’s riot at the U.S. Capitol, they say, telecom giants should rethink the programming they beam to millions of homes.