TV Stations Fight FCC Over Political Ad Disclosure

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On Tuesday, the FCC settled a complaint filed two years ago by good-governance groups Issue One and the Campaign Legal Center. The complaint was directed at two Georgia TV stations for improperly disclosing information for ads that ran in the 2017 special election for the state's 6th district — the most expensive House race in U.S. history. The FCC admonished the stations for failing to provide complete information about the content of the ads. Both Issue One and the Campaign Legal Center said they are pleased with the agency's ruling. "Stations that air political ads have an obligation to ensure that viewers have relevant information about who is attempting to influence their vote. The FCC should continue to uphold the public's right to basic information about the content ads and the wealthy special interests that fund them," said Brendan FischerCLC's director of federal reform.

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