Issue One urges FEC to update online political advertising disclosure regulations

Issue One’s comments to the FEC

Today, Issue One filed comments with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) urging the agency to update its disclaimer regulations to better address the reality of modern day campaigning, online political advertising and foreign interference in U.S. politics.

As Issue One noted in its comments:

“At a time when malicious foreign actors are intent on hijacking the avenues Americans use to communicate, organize and debate with each other, it is critical that viewers have tools to help determine who is behind political advertising.”

And:

“In 2016, more than two-thirds of American adults used social media and online political spending was $1.4 billion for the cycle — the latter figure representing an increase of 3,500 percent [compared with a decade earlier].”

To read Issue One comments filed this week, click here.