FCC Requires TV Stations to Put Political Ad Files Online
By Mike Ludwig, Truthout| Report
The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) voted today to require major commercial TV stations to post online public files and political advertising files that detail crucial information on the campaign advertisements they air.
Media reform advocates are cheering the new rule, which comes as Super PACs and campaign groups are expected to spend record amounts of money on television ads to influence upcoming national elections.
The files have been publicly available for years, but most stations only keep hard copies at physical offices. Until now, reporters and activists seeking information on political advertising have had to show up in person, request the files and even pay copying fees.
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Posted on April 27, 2012, in Announcement, Business, government, Internet, Legal, News, Opinion, quote, Television and tagged Advertising, Campaign advertising, Campaigns and Elections, FCC, Federal Communication Commission, National Association of Broadcasters, Politics, Television station. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on FCC Requires TV Stations to Put Political Ad Files Online.