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FEC Has Yet to Enforce Disclosure Rules for Facebook Political Ads

Hundreds of federal political ads -- including those from major players such as the Democratic National Committee and the Donald Trump 2020 campaign -- are running on Facebook without adequate disclaimer language, likely violating Federal Election Commission rules, a review by ProPublica has found. An FEC opinion in December clarified that the requirement for political ads to say who paid for and approved them, which has long applied to print and broadcast outlets, extends to ads on Facebook.
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