fairness doctrine/equal time

 Principle that U.S. media must provide time for opposing views on important social issues.
 ► “The Fairness Doctrine refers to a former policy of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wherein a broadcast station which presented one viewpoint on a controversial public issue had to afford the opposing viewpoint an opportunity to be heard.” (Federal Communications Law Journal, Sept. 1994, p. 51)

American business jargon. 2014.

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