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Honest Ads Act

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to enhance transparency and accountability for online political advertisements by requiring those who purchase and publish such ads to disclose information about the advertisements to the public, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
10/19/2017Introduced in Senate

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Date All Actions
06/26/2018Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism. Hearings held.
Action By: Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism
10/19/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
Action By: Senate

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Senate Rules and Administration10/19/2017 Referred to
Senate Judiciary
Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism06/26/2018 Hearings by

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Introduced in Senate (10/19/2017)

Honest Ads Act

This bill expands source disclosure requirements for political advertisements by (1) establishing that paid internet and paid digital communications may qualify as “public communications” or “electioneering communications” that may be subject to such requirements, and (2) imposing additional requirements relating to the form of such source disclosures and the information contained within. The bill also requires certain online platform companies to maintain publicly available records about qualified political advertisements that have been purchased on their platforms.