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Facebook’s opacity in Seattle shows why self-regulation on digital disclosure isn’t enough

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The public should be able to easily see the source of campaign ads though disclaimers and online disclosures, no matter where we live or what network, platform or device we view them on, so that we can understand who is seeking to influence our elections. Transparency is a necessary but insufficient measure to detect and deter influence, whatever city or state people live in.

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Global headwinds for political transparency online

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We shouldn’t be too sanguine though, because the common sense measures that comprise the Honest Ads Act are an important bulwark for a campaign finance regulatory system that has been eroded and attacked for decades. Here are the global headwinds we’re all facing in the fight for transparent, accountable election spending.

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