The Democrat members of the FEC, the Federal Elections Commission, have once again set their liberal progressive sights on the internet and conservative news. They want to restrict political discourse within social media. You can interpret that to mean that only liberal discourse in social media is to be allowed. They are using the news that some Russians, somewhere, spent $100,000 on political ads during the Presidential campaign. It is not clear, at this point, on what ads were bought, nor who they were for or against. Not willing to let a perceived crisis go unused, a Saul Alinsky principle, they want to go after their prize again.
As Written By Paul Bedard for the Washington Examiner:
They’ve repeatedly tried and failed to impose regulations on Internet political communications, possibily even media sites like the Drudge Report, but congressional testimony that unnamed Russians spent $100,000 for politically themed ads on Facebook is sparking a new bid by Democrats on the Federal Election Commission.
Commissioner Ellen Weintraub and former FEC Chairwoman Ann Ravel quickly reacted to reports on the Russian ads targeting voters, using their favorite social media tool – Twitter – to indicate their new focus.
“Oh, that’s not good,” tweeted Weintraub. “I wholeheartedly agree,” responded Ravel to a series of tweets that included the Russia influence report.
Weintraub also demanded that the FEC address the issue of “internet political communications” at its next meeting on Sept. 14.
Facebook’s involvement and proof of Russian spending on political ads could give Democratic FEC critics of the freewheeling Internet the case they’ve needed.
Republicans on the FEC have claimed for years that the Democrats have been focused on the Internet in part because they want to silence conservative outlets like the Drudge Report, conservative videos, and …..
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