Mark Cuban wants media companies to clearly label 'fact-checked news' and 'opinion'

Mark Cuban wants media companies to clearly label 'fact-checked news' and 'opinion'
Billionaire Mark CubanMark CubanDallas Mavericks announce team will retire No. 24 jersey in honor of Kobe Bryant 'The worst news': Political world mourns loss of Kobe Bryant Mark Cuban wants media companies to clearly label 'fact-checked news' and 'opinion' MORE on Sunday vowed to vote for any politician who advocates for a law compelling media companies toward clearly labelling "fact checked news" and opinions.

Cuban went on to say such a law "would reduce the partisanship in this country almost overnight," in a series of tweets on Sunday night.
 
 

The tweets come as President TrumpDonald John TrumpRussian sanctions will boomerang States, cities rethink tax incentives after Amazon HQ2 backlash A Presidents Day perspective on the nature of a free press MORE has often labelled publications like The New York Times or The Washington Post as "fake news." Democrats have also attacked media companies over what they call unfair coverage.
 
A recent report from the nonpartisan RAND Corporation found that journalism in the U.S. "has gradually shifted away from objective news and offers more opinion-based content that appeals to emotion and relies heavily on argumentation and advocacy."
 
Cuban received some blowback on social media for his proposal, with most questions focused on who would be in charge of fact-checking.  

   

 

 

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Cuban defended his stance by noting that news opinions should be clearly labelled the way other products are.  

Cuban, 61, has weighed a run for president in 2020, but has said that it would take "a perfect storm" for him to consider jumping into the race.