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U.S. lawmakers want crackdown on Facebook, Twitter political ads

Reuters Thursday, 19 October 2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers, alarmed that foreign entities used the internet to influence last year's election, introduced legislation on Thursday to extend rules governing political advertising on television, print and radio to also cover social media like Facebook Inc .
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The first legislative effort to rein in foreign interference in US elections will kick off Thursday on Capitol Hill, where Democratic Senators Mark Warner and Amy Klobuchar will field questions from reporters over a new bill crafted, they said, to “improve transparency of online political ads.”...

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