Honest Ads Act' Demands Online Ad Disclosures From Tech Giants

Facebook What are they really thinking

Facebook What are they really thinking

Under the "Honest Ads Act" introduced Thursday afternoon by Senators John McCain, Mark Warner and Amy Klobuchar, all digital platforms would be required to disclose information about who paid for political ads on their platform and try to prevent foreign actors from buying the ads.

Klobuchar said that "we all know that Russian threats to our national security don't always involve traditional weapons of war".

Although Facebook, Twitter and Google didn't seem to take the Russian Federation issue all that seriously past year following the election, they've changed their tune.

"I've been fighting for free and open and full disclosure for the past 25 years", McCain said Wednesday.

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The allegations have been denied by all involved, with the Gupta brothers claiming the over 100,000 emails leaked were fabricated. The FBI in the USA has begun a probe into the Guptas, investigating their links with American companies.

The legislation is an outgrowth of the congressional investigations into Russia's election meddling, which has taken a major interest in Russia's use of social media platforms.

As the top Democrat on the Senate Intel Committee, Warner has had a front row seat to the revelations around Russian interference in the 2016 USA election.

"In 2016 Russians bought online political ads created to influence our election and divide Americans", the lawmakers wrote in a Wednesday press release. Facebook has said that 470 Russian-linked accounts purchased $100,000 worth of ads. Representatives from the companies are scheduled to testify before Congress on November 1. GOP Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, John Cornyn of Texas and Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr of North Carolina have all said in interviews they want to wait for the hearing before deciding on legislation. "The content and purchaser (s) of those online advertisements are a mystery to the public because of outdated laws that have failed to keep up with evolving technology".

Online political ads are much more loosely regulated in the United States than political ads on television, radio and satellite services.

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The $500 threshold is much lower than what was initially considered when the senators were drafting the bill.

R-N.C.; and Senate Intelligence Vice Chair Mark Warner, D-Va., hold a news conference on the status of the committee's inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, October 4, 2017. "Well, now we're at $1.4 billion", she said.

The issue started weeks ago when Facebook revealed that it had discovered advertisements bought by a Russia-linked entity during the 2016 presidential election. A new bipartisan bill introduced Thursday aims to change that.

The Senate and House intelligence committees are two of the main congressional panels probing allegations that Russian Federation sought to interfere in the USA election to boost Republican President Donald Trump's chances of winning, and possible collusion between Trump associates and Russian Federation.

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"I don't really care what they're called - what I care about is that they are selling ads, they have huge departments of people selling ads [and] they're making money off it, just like TV, just like radio does", she said. You can thank them for things like the awkward "I'm so and so and I approve this message" statements at the end of political TV ads.

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