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Non-compliance with Captioning over the Internet Rules Results on a $3.5 Million Fine for Pluto TV & ViacomCBS

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) fined Pluto TV & ViacomCBS $3.5 million for non-compliance with the captioning over the internet rules. This is the first action taken over an internet video provider regarding the violation of the internet protocol closed captioning rules. Pluto, besides failing to make the captions available, also failed in making contact information available for the reception and handling of captioning complaints.

How to automatically learn about live emergency alerts using your phone

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Did you know that you can automatically receive emergency alerts on your phone just by modifying your notification settings? It is important to be aware of situations that may pose a danger to you. Here's how easy it is to enable emergency alert messages on your phone.

Your help is important in making Emergency Alerts accessible to everyone

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On August 11, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Telecommunications Commission (FCC) will conduct a national test of emergency alerts. If you are deaf, blind, and/or have hearing or visual disabilities, your help will be very important to inform the FCC about accessibility problems in receiving these alerts.