Facebook and Google were paid millions for political advertising purposes in Washington but failed for years to publish related information – such as the advertiser’s address – as required by state law, alleges a lawsuit by the state’s attorney general.
Washington law requires that “political campaign and lobbying contributions and expenditures be fully disclosed to the public and that secrecy is to be avoided”.
Washington sues Facebook, Google over political ad spending
2018-06-06 Legal 4 Comments
to be clear, this is about the attorney general of Washington State suing Facebook, et al; and not the the capital of the US.
This is obvious to someone who knows the US, but may not be clear if you don’t
I am not an american, but why should they show that information? If i make yard signs for political candidates for a living, do i also have to disclose whom bought each item according to US law?