FCC proposes $10 million fine on robocaller that spread misinformation on California politician

FCC Officials Testify Before House Energy And Commerce Committee

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On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission proposed a nearly $10 million fine against a robocaller who allegedly spread “false accusations” about a California political candidate.

According to the FCC, Kenneth Moser and his telemarketing company Marketing Support Systems placed around 47,000 unlawfully spoofed robocalls ahead of the California State Assembly primary election last year. The calls were placed over a two-day period and spoofed to appear as though they originated from HomeyTel, a separate telemarketing company with ties to Moser.

“The calls made allegations about a specific candidate which had already been investigated and disproven by the San Diego County…

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