New Disclosure Rules for Political Ads

New Disclosure Rules for Political Ads

The FCC on Friday handed down new rules requiring the nation's top television stations to put information about political ads online. We explore how this will affect campaigns nationally, and in swing states like Virginia.

The election year is heating up and by the time it's over some $3.2 billion will be spent on political T.V. ads. Laws require that the terms of those ads--how much they cost, how often they run, and whether any are rejected--be available to the public. But groups like Pro Publica have long argued that if the information isn't online, it's not truly public. The FCC agreed, recently handing down new rules requiring the four major networks in top markets comply immediately, with broader rules to follow. We explore how this will affect campaigns nationally, and in swing states like Virginia.

Guests

Justin Elliott

Reporter, ProPublica.org

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