Senators Eye Probe of Ad Violence

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Lieberman, Hatch Raise Specter of Subpoenas Last Seen for Tobacco
WASHINGTON, D.C.–Companies who advertise violent movies, video games and music could become the target of a joint investigation by the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice, in a bid to curb such messages aimed at kids.
Senators Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Joseph Lieberman, D-Connecticut, said at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing May 4 that companies promoting violent entertainment products to children are in violation of their own voluntary industry rating system.
Though the videogame industry has a ratings system similar to the one used on movies, Hatch said...

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