Moyers & Company: The Next Step Toward Political Ad Transparency


Meanwhile, cable and satellite channels still are only required to keep ad buyers’ information at their offices, not to upload it to the Internet. That’s what the good-government groups Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause and the Sunlight Foundation seek to change with this week’s petition for FCC rulemaking.

“Too many Americans are left in the dark about who or what is bankrolling the sophisticated ad campaigns seeking to influence their vote,” said the Campaign Legal Center’s policy director, Meredith McGehee, in a statement. “Online access to these files poses no significant burden on stations. There is no compelling policy or legal argument to reject this petition for rulemaking.”

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