With “new challenges” like computers, video games, and cellphones in addition to TV, kids are being impacted by advertising on all sorts of digital media. Under a new chairman, the FCC now wants an updated study on how ads and violent images affect children. College of Communication Professor T. Barton Carter, an FCC expert, says the biggest problem in regulating violent programming is defining it.
“The bottom line is that the definitional problem alone would almost certainly cause any law to fail Constitutional muster under the First Amendment.”
Contact T. Barton Carter, 617-353-3482, firstname.lastname@example.org