Tell the FEC: Require Online Ads to Disclose Who Paid for Them

In the 2016 election, 65 percent of Americans identified the internet, or an online platform, as their leading source of information.

Yet our outdated transparency rules — which still include references to telegrams and typewriters — don't require adequate disclaimers for online ads.

More than three in four Americans — 78 percent — want full disclosure of who paid for political ads posted to social media platforms (according to a new Marist poll).

That includes 80 percent of Republicans and 82 percent of Independents.

We call on the FEC to act immediately to update regulations and require online political ads to include disclaimers identifying who paid for them.

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