Lawmakers Want Facebook To Expose People Behind Fake Ads In State Elections Too

November 15, 2017

Originally published in Huffington Post on November 15, 2017.

For now, the social media giant is focusing just on federal elections.

Kaminsky, the state senator who introduced the New York disclosure legislation, also faced attack ads from anonymous groups when he ran for office in 2016. One group that attacked him was called “NYS Public Schools”; it had no apparent connection to the state’s public school system. Another claimed to represent law enforcement officers in Nassau County, but there was no way to verify if it did or not.

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