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Venezuela Kicks CNN Off the Air Over ‘Fake News’

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Nicolas Maduro

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro
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by Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge

Recently we reported that Venezuela’s President Maduro threatened to take CNN off the air as a result of accusations it was spreading propaganda and “fake news.” Well, it is now official because as AP reports, Venezuela’s government has officially suspended CNN in Spanish, shutting off the news channel after a report on fraudulent passports that drew angry criticism from officials.

The country’s National Telecommunications Commission has announced that it initiated the “administrative sanction” because of news stories it considered “direct aggressions” against Venezuela.

As we explained, Maduro said he wanted CNN out of the country, accusing it of spreading fake news, misrepresenting the truth and meddling in issues that are not of its concern. According to a PanAmPost report, Maduro’s anger was the result of a student demand on national television that the president improve the conditions of his school, asking for security, infrastructure and food so his classmates wouldn’t faint from hunger anymore.

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