Feds struggle to drag political ad rules into the internet age

With neither Facebook or Twitter in attendance, a short-handed FEC attempted to do its job: cobbling together rules governing advertising.

The chair said it all. “I don’t think we’ve gotten very far.”

 – Al


From CPI:

“The American social media platforms Russian entities used to influence the 2016 presidential election are essentially attempting to regulate themselves, fearing a repeat during the 2018 midterms.

“Meanwhile, the federal government agency tasked with protecting U.S. elections from foreign meddling struggled on Wednesday to even agree on narrow rules governing the size and format of certain disclaimers on digital political ads.”

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Facebook and Instagram ads linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process. Jon Elswick / AP

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