ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing new rules for online campaign ads to ensure voters know who is behind the content.
The Democrat on Thursday said online ads should be held to the same scrutiny as traditional campaign advertisements for print, TV and radio.
He wants lawmakers to approve rules requiring online ads to include the name of the group paying for the content. Additionally, platforms like Facebook would be directed to maintain a public file containing greater information about campaign ads.
Cuomo also proposed changes to increase voter participation by allowing voting up to 12 days before an election and authorizing same-day voter registration on election day.
He says the 2016 election showed New York must upgrade outdated voting policies while doing more to prevent outside meddling.
(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
- Cuomo wants early voting, new rules for online campaign ads
- Cuomo wants early voting, easy registration
- NY Assembly to pass bill with rules for online campaign ads
- Cuomo, NY Democrats launch ad campaign against new tax law
- Gov. Cuomo signs early voting bill into law
- NY lawmakers urged to revamp voting rules, OK early ballots
- Cuomo: Netflix expanding in NYC, adding jobs, sound stages
- NRA sues Gov. Cuomo over what it calls blacklisting campaign
- Cuomo campaign pins blame for Cynthia Nixon flier on staffer
- Gov. Cuomo orders voting rights restored for all parolees