Democrats want new rules to keep foreign influence off social media ads

After Facebook disclosed earlier this month that Russia had used its ad platform to promote propaganda, politicians quickly called for closer scrutiny of the company’s ad system. Today, in a letter to the Federal Election Commission, a group of Congressional Democrats called for new rules to keep foreign influence out of American voters’ social media feeds.

“Foreign political activity is a direct assault on federal election law.”

Citing the Facebook controversy, the letter, signed...

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