January 18, 2022

FCC Approves Rules for TV Stations to Put Political Ad Information Online

From the Hollywood, DC Blog (via The Wrap):

The Federal Communications Commission on Friday voted to phase in rules that local TV stations be required to put information about political advertising online.

Under the rules, TV stations affiliated with the four top TV networks in the nation’s 50 largest markets will be required to file political information online first. All other TV stations will be exempt from the new requirements until July 1, 2014, to give the FCC the opportunity to see how the changes work.

The vote came as a rebuff to broadcast station owners, who had been lobbying vigorously against the change.

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The vote came at today’s FCC meeting.

See Also: FCC requires online posting of political ad files (via Sunlight Reporting Group)

See Also: FCC ruling could exempt 160 markets from posting political ad data (via Sunlight Reporting Group)

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