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Daily Media Links 10/5: Senators to Pitch Bill Regulating Political Ads on Social Media, The Left Misunderstands the Power of the NRA, and more…

In the News Washington Examiner: The Left again tries to prohibit corporate giving to nonprofits and think tanks By Bradley A. Smith Although the CPA-Zicklin Index attracts a steady stream of media attention, it does not take seriously the potential value of corporate engagement in public policy discussions. Its authors claim merely to want corporations […]

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Daily Media Links 10/4: Democrats preparing bill to regulate political ads on Facebook, History proves how dangerous it is to have the government regulate fake news, and more…

Free Speech New Yorker: Flip-Flopping on Free Speech By Jill Lepore In the half century between the elections of Governor Reagan and President Trump, the left and the right would appear to have switched sides, the left fighting against free speech and the right fighting for it. This formulation isn’t entirely wrong. An unwillingness to […]

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Daily Media Links 10/3: Facebook turns over thousands of Russia-linked ads to Congress, Facebook Is Still In Denial About Its Biggest Problem, and more…

In the News CT Viewpoints: Finally, taxpayers might be off the hook for funding election campaigns By Alex Cordell So, after almost $75 million in taxpayer dollars, what have voters received from their “clean elections” program? Not much. An analysis by the Center for Competitive Politics found no change in the voting behavior of legislators […]

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Daily Media Links 9/29: The surprising connection between ‘take a knee’ protests and Citizens United, Democratic Super PAC Steps Up Push To Fight ‘Conservative Dark Money,’ and more…

In the News Daily Caller: Is Facebook Using Foreign Influence As An Excuse To Censor Conservatives? By Michael Thielen Political speech is rightly entitled to the highest level of protection under the First Amendment, as freedom to discuss political views and criticize the government form the foundation of our constitutional system of government. Foreign persons […]

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Daily Media Links 9/28: Neither Money Nor Trump Worked In Alabama, Business group challenging Missouri campaign finance rules, and more…

In the News Morning Consult: Lawmakers See Need to Enhance Transparency of Online Political Ads By Edward Graham Bradley Smith, a former Republican FEC chairman and the current chairman of the Center for Competitive Politics, cautioned against a rush to impose new disclosure requirements that might limit First Amendment rights before understanding the extend of […]

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Daily Media Links 9/27: People Are Worried About DHS Plans To Gather Social Media Info, Bill would make it illegal to lie in political ads, and more…

CCP CCP Statement on Russian Purchases of Internet Ads By Bradley A. Smith The extent and impact of foreign ad buying is not yet known. A central question so far is whether current requirements for political ads on social media are adequate. Federal law requires disclaimers on paid ads supporting or opposing candidates, including on the internet. […]

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Daily Media Links 9/25: Why Facebook Will Struggle to Regulate Political Ads, Don’t miss the fine print in this big California campaign disclosure bill, and more…

ICYMI 2017 DISCLOSE Act Would Unconstitutionally Restrict Speech, CCP Analysis Finds The Center for Competitive Politics released an analysis today by Senior Fellow Eric Wang regarding the latest iteration of the DISCLOSE Act. Similar proposals have been introduced in Congress dating back to 2010 with the aim of creating a “deterrent effect” on political speech. […]

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Daily Media Links 9/22: Democratic senators preparing bill to deal with online political advertising, Facebook to overhaul political ads after threat of U.S. regulation, and more…

In the News The Hill: Congress should protect political speech by ignoring Disclose Act By Bradley Smith and Eric Wang This latest allegation of foreign interference with our elections inevitably will be used as fodder to support the newest iteration of the so-called “Disclose Act.” Over the summer, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) introduced a tweaked […]

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Daily Media Links 9/21: After Russian Facebook ads, Democrats seek new FEC rules on social media politics, Fate Is Uncertain for House GOP’s Campaign Finance Riders, and more…

CCP Cato Institute Holds First Amendment-Focused Constitution Day Symposium By Joe Albanese The first panel, titled “First Amendment Challenges,” was moderated by Ilya Shapiro, a Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies at Cato and the Editor-in-Chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review. That discussion featured Clay Calvert, Director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project […]

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Daily Media Links 9/20: Dressing Down Minnesota over its Dress Code for Voters, The rush – and risks – to regulating online political ads, and more…

Supreme Court American Thinker: Dressing Down Minnesota over its Dress Code for Voters By Wen Fa When you show up to vote in the North Star State, you are forbidden from wearing any apparel with a design, logo, or slogan with even the slightest hint of a political connotation, even if the slogan doesn’t have […]

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