Self-regulation is no substitution for congressional action on paid political ads

Just days after the introduction of the bipartisan, bicameral Honest Ads Act and the call for tech giants to testify before Congress, Twitter recently announced a new transparency policy about its advertising program. It’s a clear case of the tech industry scrambling to do damage control as it faces more congressional scrutiny.

This move toward self-regulation is no substitution for legislation like the Honest Ads Act or action by the Federal Election Commission (FEC), as explained by Issue One’s Chief of Policy, Programs and Strategy Meredith McGehee in a “tweetstorm.”