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Free Speech Experts Warn Democrats’ Solution To Russian Meddling Will Chill Speech

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Amber Athey Podcast Columnist
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Free speech experts are warning that a supposed legislative fix to Russian meddling pushed by Democrats will actually end up chilling the speech of everyday American citizens.

The Honest Ads Act, a bill crafted by Democratic Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Mark Warner, purports to remove foreign influence from U.S. politics by pushing radical transparency in online political advertising. The legislation requires online ad publishers, such as social media websites and news websites, to publicly disclose the funding sources of such ads.