The Street: Facebook, Google, Twitter Political Ads Targeted by New Legislation in Senate


A bipartisan group of Senators unveiled a bill to regulate political ads online that's aimed at stemming a repeat of Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.


"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," said Trevor Potter, president of Campaign Legal Center and a former Republican Chairman of the Federal Election Commission, in a statement. "Voters have a right to be fully informed about who is trying to influence their vote, particularly foreign powers whose motives are contrary to American interests.