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 CubanMark Cuban wants media companies to clearly label 'fact-checked news' and 'opinion' Serena Williams, Mark Cuban invest in company working to end black maternal mortality O'Rourke to headline OZY Fest in New York 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 TrumpFive takeaways from the Democratic debate As Buttigieg rises, Biden is still the target Leading Democrats largely pull punches at debate 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.