FCC to Vote on Moving TV Political Ad Files Online

Move could put broadcast stations at competitive disadvantage

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Ever since the 2010 Citizens United case opened the gate for political action committees to raise money for candidates, Democrats have been pushing for more disclosures around political advertising. So it makes sense that during an election year, a Democrat-controlled Federal Communications Commission would schedule a vote over an order that calls for TV stations to move public files online, including political disclosure reports.

The FCC is moving the politically charged item just as TV stations are getting ready to air more than $3 billion in political advertising in what is likely to be one of the most expensive elections ever.



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