FEC Democrat pushes for controls on Internet political speech


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washingtontimes.com/news/2014/oct/24/fec-democrat-pushes-controls-internet-political-sp/

The FEC deadlocked in a crucial Internet campaign speech vote announced Friday, leaving online political blogging and videos free of many of the reporting requirements attached to broadcast ads — for now.

While all three GOP-backed members voted against restrictions, they were opposed by the three Democratic-backed members, including FEC Vice Chair Ann M. Ravel, who said she will lead a push next year to try to come up with new rules government political speech on the Internet.

It would mark a major reversal for the commission, which for nearly a decade has protected the ability of individuals and interest groups to take to engage in a robust political conversation on the Internet without having to worry about registering with the government or keeping and reporting records of their expenses.


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What are the current “requirements attached to broadcast ads”? Is it just the same regulations governing regular advertising? i.e. no false, misleading statements, etc…. the stuff regulated by UDAAP.


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The truth is there should be regulation on political ads by the govt. That’s what freedom of speech is all about.


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