Proposed Legislation Makes Some Online Political Ads More Transparent, but It Doesn’t Cover Many Gray Areas

The bill targets spending on Facebook, Google and Twitter

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, and Mark Warner, D-Virginia, are co-sponsoring a bill that would make online political ads more transparent. YouTube: Mark Warner

While “follow the money” has been a phrase associated with politics since the Richard Nixon era, newly proposed bipartisan legislation targeting online political spending could make it easier to trace the money in the digital era.

@martyswant Marty Swant is a former technology staff writer for Adweek.