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Florida Battles Over Google Ad Disclosure

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, August 4 2009

There's a messy battle brewing down in Florida over whether Facebook and Google ads should have to carry political disclaimers. Because of space constraints, those online ads are exempted from disclosure requirements under federal election law but not state statute in Florida. That's interesting on the substance, but also for what appears anecdotally to be the growing eagerness of new media political consultants to use opposition to their techniques as a selling point for their services. ClickZ's Kate Kaye has more.