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FCC's Pai Grilled About Trump's 'Media Is The Enemy' Claim

Ajit Pai, the chairman of the FCC, was grilled by two senators Wednesday about whether he agrees with Trump's claimthat the media is the enemy of the American people. The unusual exchange came during a broader Senate oversight hearing on the FCC. It highlights legislators' concern about how Trump and his appointees will regulate the media industry he has attacked.

Trump's administration has attacked critical outlets as "fake news" and blocked outlets, including CNN, from press briefings. He also said he would stop AT&T's deal to buy Time Warner.

The FCC could prove crucial to Trump in this area. The agency has the authority to block major media mergers, revoke broadcast licenses and regulate Internet providers.

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