Variety: FCC to Consider Whether to Expand Political Ad Disclosure Rules
Three public interest groups — the Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause and the Sunlight Foundation — petitioned the FCC to extend the rule to cable and satellite systems, which are a growing share of political advertising spending. The FCC also is taking comment on whether it should pursue similar rules for broadcast radio stations. ...
“Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent on political ads every election cycle seeking to influence cable and satellite viewers and radio listeners, and the stations already ready maintain these files,”Meredith McGehee, policy director of the Campaign Legal Center, said in a statement. “Making them available online is not a hardship, especially in light of the economic windfall the stations gain from airing the ads.”
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