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Who should be reporting digital political ads, campaigns or social media companies?

Source: Capitol Weekly

For years now, the California Clean Money Campaign has been fighting to limit the influence of money in California politics, particularly in the burgeoning arena of digital campaign advertising.

In 2018, for example, it successfully sponsored Assembly Bill 2188, by then-Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, D-San Mateo, to require social media platforms to maintain downloaded records of campaign ads. Four years later, it also sponsored the successful Senate Bill 1360, by Sen. Tom Umberg, D-Orange, to require digital political ads to reveal their top funder.