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The Facebook CEO is a master of contrition and small concessions. But will anything really change?
Politicians are increasingly using nonprofits capable of accepting unlimited dark money funds to advance their agendas. Congress can and should act now to stop the flow of unregulated cash into post-election day politicking.
Although provisions in the spending bill make it harder for the government to regulate money in politics, advocates were able to keep out language that would have been much worse.
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.
The biggest recipients of money are lawyers and consultants.
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.
Neil Gorsuch has a lot of friends in Washington. He should manage these relationships carefully.