Tuesday, May 22, 2018

FEC Asked for Public Comment on Online Political Ads Disclosure

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has requested Public Input on whether Online Advertisements should Disclose who is Paying for them, just as is done for Television and Print Advertisements.

Online Ad Disclosure would increase Transparency from super PACs and Wealthy Donors and make it harder for Foreign Actors to Meddle in our Elections.

Online Political Advertising has grown astronomically because the Internet is where more and more people are Spending their Time and getting their Information. Since 2010, 65% of People under 30 cite the Internet as their Major Source for News. In every Age group, the Number of People getting their News and Information from TV and other Sources is dropping, and more and more Americans are relying on the Internet as their Primary means of getting Information.

If you see a Political Ad on TV or receive it in the Mail, you know that it is an Ad and who Paid for it. The Internet is not Governed by the same Laws, allowing for Abuse we saw in 2016.

We cannot solely rely on Private Corporations like Facebook to Protect Consumers from Bad actors. The FEC should require for Online Ads to Disclose who is Paying for them so that Americans can make Informed Decisions.

CLICK HERE to add your Name and tell the FEC to Require Online Campaign Ads to include Disclaimers as to who is Paying for them. Your Signature will be Submitted to the FEC.

NYC Wins When Everyone Can Vote! Michael H. Drucker
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