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NCC fines CtiTV NT$1m for failing to fact-check

PENALIZED:The National Communications Commission fined CtiTV for reporting about an ‘auspicious cloud’ appearing over the Kaohsiung, Taichung and New Taipei City mayors

By Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

On Feb. 14, 50 percent of the station’s news headlines included Han’s name, the highest in the period, it said.

Overall, Han’s name appeared in more than 30 percent of CtiTV’s evening news stories, it added.

“We are not saying that CtiTV cannot report on Han, but it must follow its code of conduct and self-discipline guidelines when covering him,” NCC spokesman Wong Po-tsung (翁柏宗) said.

CtiTV said the punishment was unacceptable and would seek administrative remedies.

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