House passes Spanberger bill to crack down on foreign-backed disinformation, propaganda
“The FADE Act brings the Foreign Agents Registration Act into the 21st Century. This bill accounts for the unique characteristics of digital influence campaigns, clarifying that FARA applies even when a foreign agent is acting from abroad, and making clear that foreign agents must include disclaimers on all digital messages,” said Brendan Fischer, director of the Federal Reform Program at Campaign Legal Center. “This important measure led by Rep. Spanberger would protect Americans’ right to know when they are being influenced by foreign sources. Foreign actors seeking to influence U.S. politics online must at least be transparent about it.”
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