Facebook to Stop Accepting Campaign Ads in Washington State


Facebook Inc. will stop accepting campaign ads in Washington state after agreeing to pay more than $200,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging the company, along with Google Inc., violated state campaign finance laws by failing to maintain records of election ads on its platform.


“While $400,000 is a drop in the bucket, it does send an important message that companies can’t evade transparency requirements and expect to get away with it,” said Brendan Fischer, director of the Federal Reform program at the Campaign Legal Center. “These rules underpin our election system.”

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