International Business Times: What Is Honest Ads Act? Plan To Make Online Ads Transparent Introduced
A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the United States Senate introduced Thursday the Honest Ads Act in an attempt to create stricter rules and increase transparency for political advertisements placed online.
The Senate bill has already received the backing of the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center. The organization said the proposed bill would “address glaring gaps” in election law and allow voters to be more engaged and informed.
“The 2016 elections exposed glaring holes in our ability to police foreign intervention in US elections, and these bills are an appropriate, bipartisan disclosure remedy,” Trevor Potter, president of Campaign Legal Center and a former Republican Chairman of the Federal Election Commission, said in a statement.