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FEC Democrats eye regulating Drudge, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook

(AP Photo)

(AP Photo)

The campaign by Democrats on the Federal Election Commission to regulate the internet, from Twitter and Facebook to Drudge, is back after some liberal commissioners threw in the towel amid GOP opposition.

Seizing on an exit report card of the agency by ex-Commissioner Ann Ravel, the left is complaining that the internet isn’t being regulated for political content and spending, but should be.

Using the “altFEC” twitter account, one of several “alt” sites set up by government workers in agencies resisting the new Trump administration, the proponents reference Ravel’s critical report.

“It means that the @FEC’s disclosure rules have not been updated for the era of YouTube, Facebook, or Twitter,” it said, reiterating charges from Ravel and others that the FEC rules are outdated. She led the effort to change them and Republicans on the commission said that her goal was only to regulate right-leaning websites, like Drudge, and online campaigns of Republicans.

Full article at WashingtonExaminer.com


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