CLC President Trevor Potter Reaction to Mark Zuckerberg’s Support for Honest Ads Act

Today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post that his company supports the Honest Ads Act, bipartisan legislation that would help to combat foreign interference in U.S. elections.

CLC President Trevor Potter, a former Republican Chairman of the Federal Election Commission, released the following statement in reaction:

“Mr. Zuckerberg’s support for the bipartisan Honest Ads Act is a big step in the right direction, and we hope he uses his testimony next week to encourage Congress to pass that important bill. The protection of American elections from foreign interference cannot be left to voluntary measures by tech companies. To effectively safeguard our democracy, Congress must act. We are looking forward to Mr. Zuckerberg’s active support for this legislation that would give voters and law enforcement agencies the tools they need to detect and deter foreign interference. We hope Facebook will not only continue to advocate for the Honest Ads Act, but also fully comply with existing state and local disclosure requirements.”