About the bill
Television and radio have long been required to disclose the purchasers and content of all who purchase advertisements on their stations. Internet companies have not.
A newly introduced bill would be the first to hold internet ads to the same transparency requirements.
What the bill does
The Honest Ads Act, numbered S. 1989 in the Senate and H.R. 4077 in the House, would mandate that internet companies reveal the identities and content of advertisements related to elections or campaigns.
Specifically, this would be done by amending a decades-old existing ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Washington's 6th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Oct 19, 2017
Length: 22 pages
Oct 19, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on October 19, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Oct 19, 2017
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H.R. 4077 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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