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The Russian government interfered in our 2016 U.S. presidential election to harm the campaign of Hillary Clinton, boost the candidacy of Donald Trump, and sow political and social discord here. Not only were influence specialists within Russia's Internet Research Agency (IRA) purchasing normal social media advertisements, they were also authoring their own posts, memes and other content – while posing as Americans. They also reached out to politically active Americans, posing as like-minded supporters, and helped organize rallies and other events in the real world. Facebook says the IRA may have reached as many as 126 million people. Twitter announced that about 1.4 million people may have been in contact with IRA-controlled accounts. It is known Trump’s campaign manager furnished internal polling data to the Russians to enable the IRA to target specific ads at specific groups of people. Although many of these deceptive actions are not technically illegal, advocates wish to make them so.

Proposed legislation: H.R.2592 - Honest Ads Act (116th Congress)
Prospective Sponsor: Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA)



Options


  • I oppose reforming current political ads policy and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA).
  • I support applying requirements, limitations and protections regarding political advertising in traditional media, internet or digital political advertising, and setting forth special rules for disclosure statements for certain internet or digital ads by:

    1.) Requiring each television or radio station, provider of cable or satellite television, or online platform to ensure that the political advertising it hosts is not directly or indirectly purchased by a foreign national.

    2. Requiring online platforms to publish a record of requests to purchase political advertising.

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.


Winning Option
  • I support applying requirements, limitations and protections regarding political advertising in traditional media, internet or digital political advertising, and setting forth special rules for disclosure statements for certain internet or digital ads by:

    1.) Requiring each television or radio station, provider of cable or satellite television, or online platform to ensure that the political advertising it hosts is not directly or indirectly purchased by a foreign national.

    2. Requiring online platforms to publish a record of requests to purchase political advertising.

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.
There has been $0.00 pledged in support of this issue
Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting him to favorably consider reintroducing H.R.2592 - Honest Ads Act (116th Congress).

If elected as a trustee, Truth in Advertising will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to advocate for eliminating foreign political advertisements.

About: Truth in Advertising is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to be the go-to online resource dedicated to empowering consumers to protect themselves and one another against false advertising and deceptive marketing. We aim to achieve our mission through investigative journalism, education, advocacy, and the promotion of truth in advertising. We are independently funded and do not accept any advertising dollars to support our work.
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Trustee Election - Opening Date
September 19, 2022
Trustee Election - Closing Date
September 26, 2022