The Honest Ads Act

Issue One's one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about legislation to combat the problem of hidden foreign disinformation campaigns by implementing a disclosure system for paid, online political advertising.


The bipartisan, bicameral Honest Ads Act is the best first step to stopping hidden, foreign disinformation campaigns in our elections. The bill would implement a commonsense disclosure system for paid, online political advertising, closely modeled on longstanding Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules for paid political advertising on television and radio. The act addresses deficiencies in political disclosure rules that allow foreign actors to influence American politics anonymously through paid online advertising.