It's time for Congress to regulate political advertising on social

Source: The Hill - View Original Article
Published: Oct 08, 2020
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78% Conservative


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This article includes the following sentiments, providing an average bias score of 78% Conservative:

  • 1 positive sentiment for Government Regulation
  • 1 negative sentiment for Iran


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98% "Social media political advertisements that spread misinformation and disinformation increasingly threaten democracy and election integrity, in the U.S. and in other countries.""
88% "Facebook recently announced that because of concerns about its inability to counter misinformation, it was placing a moratorium on new political advertisements in the ..."
83% "In recent years, both Republicans and Democrats, including both major party presidential candidates, have suggested revoking Section 230 of the Communications and Decency Act, ..."
78% "Congressional antitrust report rips tech firms for stifling competition MORE acknowledged the need for a more active role for governments and regulators.""
66% "Political advertising isn't bound by the truth in advertising requirements that govern commercial advertising.""
-73% "Passage of this act would establish a much-needed bulwark against foreign actors that interfere in our elections through targeted political advertising.""
-82% "This would make unlawful the dissemination of false information about when and how to vote and help stanch the spread of disinformation aimed at ..."
-85% "Immediate reforms should do three things: require platforms to mitigate manipulative interference by foreign actors, prohibit deliberately false information that seeks to suppress voter ..."
-91% "Dozens of states have tried -- so far unsuccessfully -- to legislate false claims out of political advertisements, but courts have struck down such ..."
-96% "While this would not fully address the problem, it would mitigate the ability of political actors to direct false and misleading advertisements to discrete ..."

We have listed the top 10 sentiments. More sentiments do exist. Please review the full article for more information.



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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

14% : Recent U.S. intelligence analysis found that Russia, China, and Iran are attempting to sow discord and sway the outcome of the 2020 election.
64% : It is largely shielded from regulation in accordance with the constitutional right of free speech.
98% : Social media political advertisements that spread misinformation and disinformation increasingly threaten democracy and election integrity, in the U.S. and in other countries.
88% : Facebook recently announced that because of concerns about its inability to counter misinformation, it was placing a moratorium on new political advertisements in the week before Election Day.
83% : In recent years, both Republicans and Democrats, including both major party presidential candidates, have suggested revoking Section 230 of the Communications and Decency Act, which gives internet providers immunity from liability for most content that users publish on their platforms.
78% : Congressional antitrust report rips tech firms for stifling competition MORE acknowledged the need for "a more active role for governments and regulators."
66% : Political advertising isn't bound by the "truth in advertising" requirements that govern commercial advertising.
27% : Passage of this act would establish a much-needed bulwark against foreign actors that interfere in our elections through targeted political advertising.
18% : This would make unlawful the dissemination of false information about when and how to vote and help stanch the spread of disinformation aimed at suppressing voter participation.
15% : Immediate reforms should do three things: require platforms to mitigate manipulative interference by foreign actors, prohibit deliberately false information that seeks to suppress voter participation, and restrict the use of microtargeting filters that facilitate the spread of false or misleading political claims to discrete audiences.
9% : Dozens of states have tried -- so far unsuccessfully -- to legislate false claims out of political advertisements, but courts have struck down such provisions.
4% : While this would not fully address the problem, it would mitigate the ability of political actors to direct false and misleading advertisements to discrete audiences.

*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization

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