Federal Election Commission Writing New Rules for Online Ads

The Federal Election Commission agreed to begin writing new disclosure rules for online ads as regulators grapple with ways to prevent foreign interests from influencing U.S. elections. But it’s not clear whether the rules will be fully in place for the 2018 midterm elections, and the regulations won't cover the full range of advertising that shapes American political campaigns, including the kinds of ads run by Russian operatives in the 2016 presidential contest.