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The remarkable case against a sitting president points to a larger issue in our politics: The phenomenon of politicians misusing nonprofits for their own gain is becoming increasingly common.
House Democrats released over 3,000 Facebook and Instagram ads purchased by the Kremlin-linked Internet Research Agency. Here's what we learned.
“Social welfare” charities are increasingly being used to fund political ads while shielding their donors from voters.
While Congress is grabbing headlines for the Zuckerberg hearings, states have been quietly leading the way in modernizing our election laws for the digital age.
Facebook employees helped craft digital advertising strategy for the Trump campaign for free. This may have violated long-standing campaign finance rules that prohibit in-kind donations from private companies to candidates.
The Cambridge Analytica scandal exposes the mistake in allowing companies like Facebook to self-regulate in the first place.
So far, no part of the government has done anything to strengthen protections against foreign political spending. The FEC's proposed new rules could be an important first step.
Congress hasn’t taken steps to prevent foreign powers from buying political ads on the internet. But states like California can take the lead in protecting our elections.
Mueller's indictments describe a sprawling Russian scheme to sow discord in our elections using social media. The platforms now have a duty to protect our democracy through reforms.
They may finally be required to tell how much they spend on politics.