Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Seattle Says Facebook Is Violating City Campaign Finance Law

Why would anyone take in hundreds of thousands of dollars (or more) for ads that violate city campaign finance law when they know they will be subject to a $5,000 fine...wait....what?!?! Unless 3rd grade math is failing me...$300,000 ad buy versus a $5,000 fine...hmmm. 

Facebook must disclose details about spending in last year’s Seattle city elections or face penalties, Wayne Barnett, executive director of the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission, said in a statement. The penalties could be up to $5,000 per advertising buy, Barnett said, adding that he would discuss next steps this week with Seattle’s city attorney.