Who paid for Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn's 'spiritual battle' video?
In a recent advisory opinion, the FEC split 3-3 over whether social media sites required the same disclaimers as candidate-owned websites, said Brendan Fischer, the Campaign Legal Center's federal reform program director. "The FEC has not been clear about the extent to which a disclaimer is required by a candidate’s or PACs postings on Twitter," Fischer said. Though not required, adding a disclaimer is easy and can improve elections, Fischer said. "There are a lot of different scenarios where the lack of disclaimers could be concerning. A disclaimer essentially tells voters who is talking and who is trying to influence them," he said.
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