FEC Considering Internet Disclaimers on Political Ads - State and Federal Communications

November 14, 2022  •  

FEC Considering Internet Disclaimers on Political Ads

FEC; Photo: Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call

On November 17, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) will consider updating regulations concerning disclaimers on public communications on the internet.

The 48-page draft to be considered relates to adopting final regulatory rules “in light of technological advances since the Commission last revised its rules governing internet disclaimers in 2006, and to address questions from the public about the application of those rules to internet communications,” according to the memorandum submitted for the upcoming FEC meeting.

The goal of these proposals is to apply the Federal Election Campaign Act’s disclaimer requirements to general public political advertising on the internet and to revise the definition of “public communication” to clarify how it applies to such advertising.

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