The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) must block the sale of a Mexican radio station over concerns the station will be used for Chinese information warfare, according to Sen. Ted Cruz.

Separately, a group of prominent U.S. scholars warned American universities that host Beijing-funded Confucius Institutes on campuses that the institutes are furthering Chinese influence operations.

Cruz stated in a letter sent Tuesday to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai that the commission should not approve the radio station deal because government regulations permit halting the sale of stations when there is anticipated “objectionable programming and harmful interference by foreign stations.”

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