Sign the petition: Demand to know where political ads come from. Urge Congress to support the Honest Ads Act


Social media and online companies have failed to provide adequate transparency for users around political advertising on their services.

Russian interference in the 2016 election is a definitive case for improving transparency for online political ads as a way to bolster election security. Russia spread disinformation online through social media platforms like Facebook because they reached millions of Americans, cheaply.

The Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 requires political advertisements on television, radio, and satellite to disclose the sponsor of the advertisement. The same requirements should apply online.

The Honest Ads Act, introduced by Senators Mark Warner and Amy Klobuchar as one of the first bills introduced to directly counter foreign actor interference in the 2016 election, would achieve this. The Honest Ads Act would require platforms to disclose the purchasers of ads, applying the same rules that exist for TV and radio.

We must demand Congress ensure the requirement for more transparency around online ad purchases is in place. We must protect the security of our elections!

Sign the petition: Demand Congress pass the Honest Ads Act and require transparency for political ads.

Participating Organizations:
Carolyn Bourdeaux, GA-7 Congressional Candidate
Climate Hawks Vote
Daily Kos
End Citizens United
Fight for Reform
Let America Vote
Open the Government

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To: Congress
From: [Your Name]

Russia carried out a multi-pronged deception campaign on social media in the years leading up to 2016 election with the goal of swaying our election. We cannot let this happen again. You must pass legislation that requires transparency of ad buyers online. You must pass the Honest Ads Act.