The Washington Post v. McManus

According to sources, Russian agents placed polarizing ads on Facebook targeted at Baltimore residents in advance of the 2016 election. In response, Maryland legislators pass new campaign finance law requiring online platforms to post searchable index of data on purchasers, prices of political ads on their websites. Maryland District Court: No way the law survives strict scrutiny. Among other things, it applies to much smaller platforms than Facebook, and it won’t remedy the harm it’s meant to address.

Tags: 2019, Campaign Finance, District of Maryland, First Amendment, Freedom of Speech

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