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The Federal Election Commission is proposing stricter disclosure rules for political ads online

Following a year of criticism over transparency on internet platforms, the Federal Election Commission today proposed stricter regulations on how the agency handles disclaimers for political ads online.

The FEC has spent years debating how closely to regulate such ads, but internet platforms like Facebook and Google have escaped some of the disclosure requirements that other communications mediums face, partially thanks to arguments from those online platforms themselves. That difference in oversight gained new relevance as the United States grappled with Russian disinformation campaigns, and as Facebook moved to voluntarily make some changes to its ad policies. A bill proposed in…

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