Feds Explore Regulating Websites, New Regs on Donors, Internet

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February 11, 2015

Barack ObamaClaiming that thousands of public comments condemning “dark money” in politics can’t be ignored, the Democrat-chaired Federal Election Commission on Wednesday appeared ready to open the door to new regulations on donors, bloggers and others who use the Internet to influence policy and campaigns.

During a broad FEC hearing to discuss a recent Supreme Court decision that eliminated some donor limits, proponents encouraged the agency to draw up new funding disclosure rules and require even third-party internet-based groups to reveal donors, a move that would extinguish a 2006 decision to keep the agency’s hands off the Internet.

Noting the 32,000 public comments that came into the FEC in advance of the hearing, Democratic Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub said, “75 percent thought that we need to do more about money in politics, particularly in the area of disclosure. And I think that’s something that we can’t ignore.”

  • gpicha

    That dumb azz Nig in the black house should be shot. F him. Hang him , fag male wife & kids. F them all. God dam Nigs.

  • jhforsythe

    What a stupid idea! Net neutrality means that the government controls the internet, including content, and imposes numerous taxes and fees like they do on the communications companies. This is another power grab by the government. It has nothing to do with net neutrality.

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