On TV today, high-quality new shows are breaking barriers and telling richer, more diverse stories American communities than ever. Minority-owned networks like Revolt and El Rey are creating jobs and opportunity in front of and behind the camera. But now Big Tech lobbyists and the FCC want new rules that will stifle these voices and silence minority-owned networks. Tell the FCC to protect diversity on TV!
This new mandate will allow Big Tech to exploit programs created by diverse networks without paying, free-riding off others’ work and skimming profits for themselves. Companies with terrible diversity records will bury programming serving communities of color in remote corners of the channel guide with the same bias that infects Internet search rankings, bringing the historical injustice of redlining to our TVs.
It’s an egregious giveaway to the richest companies in the world seeking a shortcut in their conquest to take over TV and grow even wealthier.
Big Tech doesn’t need a shortcut that fattens their wallets at the expense of communities of color. Tell the FCC not to silence diverse voices on TV.