Spanberger, Katko reintroduce legislation to crack down on foreign-backed disinformation

Augusta Free Press

“The FADE Act brings the Foreign Agents Registration Act into the 21st Century. The FADE Act 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, Federal Reform Program, Campaign Legal Center. “The bill is an important bipartisan measure that protects 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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