Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Regulate Internet Advertising
Even online, you’ve got to tell the truth. It’s become clear that misleading ads on Facebook were a major issue in the 2016 election — and while political commercials on television and radio are governed by strict rules, online ads don’t yet have such codes. To combat that, Sens. John McCain, Mark Warner and Amy Klobuchar have introduced the Honest Ads Act. If it passes, it would force companies like Google to keep records of whom each ad targeted, as well as who bought them and how much they paid.