Here’s Why It’s So Hard to Regulate Political Ads on Social Media

Bloomberg
Bloomberg
Oct 31, 2017 · 5 min read
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By Joshua Brustein

Forces are aligning to bring some sunlight to the political dark arts as they’re practiced on social media. Last week, Congress held a hearing to discuss a bill that would require new disclosures for online political ads, and a bigger confrontation looms Tuesday when executives from Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc., and Alphabet Inc.’s…

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