Analysis

Political Ad Disclosure Bill To Test Online Giants' Might

Law360, New York (October 19, 2017, 11:06 PM EDT) -- A bipartisan trio of U.S. senators floated legislation Thursday that would require Facebook, Google and other online companies to clearly disclose the origin of political ads on their platforms and bar foreigners from placing them, potentially ramping up a long-running fight over what rules should apply in the digital space, experts said. 

Under the Honest Ads Act, political ads sold online would for the first time be governed by the same set of stringent transparency and disclosure requirements that cover such ads in print and on television and radio, according to bill sponsors Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Mark Warner, D-Va., and...

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