Who's Buying Your Election? New FCC Ruling Requires Broadcasters to Post Data On Ad Purchases

A new ruling by the FCC requires broadcasters to post political advertisement data online, making it easier for the public to see who is buying those ads.

We speak with Robert McChesney, co-founder of the national media reform organization Free Press, and Justin Elliott, a reporter at ProPublica working on a project called "Free the Files," that asks people and journalists across the country to visit TV stations, acquire paper data on political ads, and then post the files online at ProPublica.org. Full Story »

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Sirajul Islam
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by Sirajul Islam - May. 5, 2012

An informative news based on an interview paricipated by Amy, Juan, Robert McChesney, Justin Eliliot and Newt Gingrich which informs the readers that a new ruling by the Federal Communication Commission that tells broadcasters to post political advertisement data online. It means, it would be easier for the public to see exactly who is spending money on what that would enabled the voters to make informed choices.

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