Charter accused of censoring anti-Charter political ads

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For years, pro-net-neutrality advocates have been sounding the alarm that allowing a handful of regional monopolies to control people's access to information and data without strict oversight is a recipe for disaster. The telecoms lobby has replied that while those concerns are founded, robust competition and the free market will solve any problems without the need for government meddling.

That argument took yet another blow this week as a Democratic candidate for Congress in the state of New York accused Charter of censoring his political ads because they aren't kind to the company. “If you’re watching this ad on Spectrum cable, you’re getting ripped off,” Anthony Brindisi, a state assemblyman running for national office in the 22nd Congressional District, said in the ad. Despite airing Mr Brindisi's other ads, Spectrum (Charter's NY brand) refused to run this one, according to the New York Times.

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