Sunday, November 22, 2020
The election is over. The fallout from the final one isn’t.
The FCC not too long ago issued an almost $10,000,000 superb towards San Diego telemarketer Kenneth Moser, dba Advertising Assist Methods. In late Might 2018, on the eve of a contentious main, Mr. Moser made 47,610 prerecorded voice message calls to residents of the California 76th State Meeting District in San Diego. Mr. Moser defamed Philip Graham, one in every of eight candidates for the open State Meeting seat. To take action, he repeated already disproven allegations towards Mr. Graham a few sexual assault that by no means occurred. The message implored main voters: “We don’t want any extra creeps in Sacramento.”
Mr. Moser spoofed the quantity, utilizing the telephone variety of a competitor that, based on the FCC, Mr. Moser “has a protracted and contentious relationship with.” The FCC emphasised that it based mostly its superb Mr. Moser’s determination to spoof its competitor’s quantity.
The FCC rejected Mr. Moser’s arguments towards the superb, clarifying that the steep superb “doesn’t hinge on the truthfulness or factual accuracy of the prerecorded message or Moser’s information thereof.” The FCC additionally rejected Mr. Moser’s argument that the superb violated his constitutional due course of rights. In response to the FCC, Mr. Moser obtained adequate discover and a possibility to reply.
Mr. Moser should pay the superb thirty days from the FCC’s November 18 Order.
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