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The FCC has issued updated regulations to enhance transparency in content sponsorship on radio and television broadcasts. The new rules simplify the verification process for broadcasters, allowing them to demonstrate compliance through two methods. Broadcasters can collect certifications from lessees affirming they are not foreign governmental entities or provide screenshots showing the absence of lessee names in specific government databases. These rules apply to issue advertisements and paid public service announcements but not to commercial goods and services ads exempt under existing rules. The FCC aims to inform audiences about content sources, addressing concerns about undisclosed foreign influence in U.S. media. The order reflects the agency’s commitment to adapt regulations based on evolving media landscapes and legal precedents.