• Washington Attorney General Sues Facebook and Google Over Campaign Finance Violations

    2 monthes ago - By Fortune

    The state of Washington is suing Facebook and Google over allegations that the two companies violated campaign finance laws.
    Washington attorney general Bob Ferguson announced that his office filed two lawsuits this week against the two tech giants, alleging they failed to maintain records on entities that have purchased political ads on their platforms, violating state campaign finance laws.
    Additionally, under the state's campaign finance laws, advertisers are required to disclose information on who purchased political advertisements to the public.
    Some of the information that Washington...
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  • Washington sues Facebook and Google over failure to disclose political ad spending

    2 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Facebook and Google were paid millions for political advertising purposes in Washington but failed for years to publish related information - such as the advertiser's address - as required by state law, alleges a lawsuit by the state's attorney general.
    Washington law requires that “political campaign and lobbying contributions and expenditures be fully disclosed to the public and that secrecy is to be avoided.”
    Specifically, “documents and books of account” must be made available for public inspection during the campaign and for three years following; these must detail the candidate, name...
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