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Senators want FEC to improve transparency for online political ads

From Engadget - November 13, 2017

It's not just companies like Google asking the Federal Election Commission to improve disclosure for online political ads.A group of 15 Democrat senators (led by Sens. Claire McCaskill, Amy Klobuchar and Mark Warner) has filed an official comment calling on the FEC to take "immediate action" increasing the transparency for internet political ads.Russia took advantage of exemptions in political ad law to influence the 2016 presidential election without revealing its involvement, the senators argued, and that could be "the norm" if the Commission does not step in.Internet ads should be scrutinized just as closely as their TV and radio counterparts, according to the senators.

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