CNN: Facebook sought exception from political ad disclaimer rules in 2011

CNN: Facebook sought exception from political ad disclaimer rules in 2011. “Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced last week that the social network would begin voluntarily requiring disclaimers on political ads that appear on the site. But in 2011 Facebook went to federal regulators to get an exception from a rule that would have forced it to do the same thing. Federal election regulations state that political ‘communications placed for a fee on another person’s website’ must carry disclaimers stating that they are advertisements and who paid for them.”

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