SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s campaign watchdog agency is considering how to regulate political appeals to voters that come in through a tweet or a status update as well as a campaign flier.
A report by the Fair Political Practices Commission to be released Monday says paid advertising on the Internet should be subject to the same disclosure rules as political ads voters see on TV.READ MORE: 2 Killed in Separate Shootings Saturday in San Francisco Potrero Hill Neighborhood
The report outlines possible hurdles in regulating online political communications, such as how to include full disclosure of who is behind the communication in a 140-character Twitter post.READ MORE: Saturday Shooting in Sunnyvale Kills 1; Police Arrest Suspect
It recommends that regulators stay flexible to adapt to technology that is evolving swiftly and in unexpected ways.MORE NEWS: Police Arrest Teen Suspect for Friday-Evening Homicide in SF Excelsior District
The commission will consider the report at its August 12th meeting.