Local radio and TV stations are at the heart of our communities – from shining a light on corruption to preparing you for the big storm. Their journalists ensure the news you need is at your fingertips by taking their reporting from the airwaves to websites and social media.

But the overwhelming power of Big Tech gatekeepers is threatening Americans’ access to quality local journalism. This new spot from We Are Broadcasters highlights the importance of trusted, local broadcast news at a time when misinformation is running rampant on social media.

The size of Big Tech companies dwarfs even the largest TV and radio station groups, posing major threats to local broadcasters’ ability to keep providing Americans with their most-trusted local news, community reporting and emergency updates. As gatekeepers of online content, Big Tech exerts power over what Americans access online and how advertisers reach them.

Learn more about broadcasters’ work across the country in communities like yours at WeAreBroadcasters.com.