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The Senate Intelligence Committee has invited Facebook, Google, and Twitter to a public hearing scheduled for Nov. 1 to answer questions about how their platforms were abused by reportedly Russian operatives to confuse voters and stoke political divides. That hearing may shed light onto how Americans were actually influenced by noxious ads Russian trolls bought to run on their platforms. And Congress could certainly step up and require a disclaimer rule for online political ads and override the chance of the FEC issuing another split vote. There’s legislation in the works now, detailed by Democratic Sens. Mark Warner and Amy Klobuchar last month, that could do just that. But their bill would only cover ads bought by an entity that spends more than $10,000 on online ads. In September, Facebook said that of the $100,000 likely Kremlin-backed political ads it ran last year, 50 percent cost the advertiser less than $3, and for 99 percent of the ads, less than $1,000 was spent. Which means that lots of small groups could still be able to buy plenty of ads without much scrutiny.
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Source : http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2017/10/the_fec_wants_your_opinion_on_transparency_for_online_political_ads.html