The FCC voted unanimously today to require cable, satellite and radio stations to upload their political files online.Continue reading
Reps. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., and Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., led 168 House Democrats in scorning the FCC for its failure to enforce rules that require advertisers to disclose the true sponsors of political ads.Continue reading
We've gotten some intense responses and questions after releasing our latest analysis of public comments on the FCC's proposal to regulate Internet traffic. In this post, we try to clear up the issues that have been raised.Continue reading
An organization affiliated with the Koch brothers’ network appears to be behind a majority of the recent anti-net neutrality comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission.Continue reading
The Federal Communications Commission may require cable and satellite providers, as well as radio stations, to follow broadcast TV's lead and begin making political ad contracts available for online viewing.Continue reading
Sunlight and Campaign Legal Center, represented by Georgetown University's Institute for Public Representation, are filing complaints against 11 TV stations for letting political advertisers hide their identites.Continue reading
Recent reporting and analysis by ProPublica and the Sunlight Foundation Reporting Group have brought a certain dark money group, the Government Integrity Fund, into the light.
The Government Integrity Fund is registered as a 501(c)4, a type of nonprofit permitted to run issue ads to influence the outcome of elections without disclosing the names its donors to the Federal Election Commission.
Thanks to a long-anticipated ruling by the Federal Communications Commission in August, broadcast stations are now required to make information about political ad buys available online. That FCC decision, along with efforts by the Sunlight Foundation’s Political Ad Sleuth and ProPublica’s Free the Files projects to aggregate the more than 30,000 filings on the FCC database so far, have helped to shed more light on the money these groups are spending and the people and interest groups behind the influence.Continue reading
Redacted – USA Today Political Ad Buying in Denver In light of the first presidential debate held last Wednesday at... View ArticleContinue reading