ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Two New York state lawmakers are urging their fellow legislators not to pass a state budget without including new rules for political ads on social media.
Sen. Todd Kaminsky of Long Island and Assemblyman James Skoufis of Woodbury detailed their proposal Monday at the state Capitol in Albany.
The two Democrats want to require Facebook and other social media platforms to identity the individual or groups behind political ads on their sites.
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo supports the idea of requiring more information about online political ads, which are the subject of investigations into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Kaminsky says disclosing who paid for ads would discourage false and misleading statements while informing citizens about those trying to influence their vote.
(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
- NY lawmakers: Pass new rules for social media political ads
- NY lawmaker: Scour social media before issuing gun licenses
- NY Assembly to pass bill with rules for online campaign ads
- NY lawmakers poised to pass new rules for toxins in toys
- Facebook tightens political ad rules, but leaves loopholes
- Facebook rolls out stricter political ad rules ahead of 2020
- NY lawmakers urged to revamp voting rules, OK early ballots
- NY lawmakers to try again with new rules for Airbnb
- Julianne Moore urges NY lawmakers to pass Child Victims Act
- NY lawmakers taking another shot at passing new state budget