Virtual Event: “So Many Digital Ads, So Little Regulation: Why We Need Digital Ad Transparency Now”

Windows for different websites stacked on top of each other showing Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Google ads

Thursday, August 20, 2020 from 2-3 p.m. Eastern Time.

Join Campaign Legal Center (CLC) for the virtual event, "So Many Digital Ads, So Little Regulation: Why We Need Digital Ad Transparency Now", to learn more about why digital ad regulation is important and what we can do to fix it. 

Disclosure requirements have long been considered central to the free and transparent functioning of our democracy. But our democracy is modernizing, and our disclosure laws are not keeping up. 

From the 2014 election cycle to 2018, digital political spending increased by an astonishing 2,400%. Meanwhile, federal law governing transparency requirements for political ads hasn’t been updated since 2002. 

Thanks to outdated statutes and FEC regulations, a political ad subject to legal transparency requirements when aired on TV can remain shrouded in secrecy when that same ad is run online. 

Asking companies to regulate digital ads on their own platforms hasn't been working; we need legislative fixes. 

There are several legislative solutions that can restore transparency to digital advertising.

Join CLC on Thursday, August 20, 2020 to learn more about the state and federal legislative solutions we need to protect our democracy.  


  • Erin Chlopak, director, campaign finance strategy at CLC

Featured Speakers:

  • Maggie Christ, senior researcher at CLC
  • Laura Edelson, Ph.D. candidate in computer science at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering
  • Austin Graham, legal counsel at CLC

RSVP by August 19 to receive access to the virtual event.