Anonymous campaign bloggers targeted
August 28, 2013
A plan to simplify identification of bloggers and social media whose posts are paid for by campaigns will be considered by a state watchdog agency next month. (Sacramento Bee)
The proposed regulation by the Fair Political Practices Commission was set for deliberation last week but the decision was postponed. It appears likely the regulation will be approved when it does come before the FPPC, according to political observers.
If adopted, the regulation would require the locations of posts and the names of people paid to post online.
FPPC chair Ann Ravel said the public must be made aware when a post “is masquerading as someone’s real opinion, as opposed to paid opinion.”