Washington state boasts some of the strictest project finance laws in the nation, and after threats of court fights last year, both Facebook and Google chose to ban political advertisements in the state completely rather than figure out the subtleties of compliance. The guidelines simply instruct Facebook and other advertising platforms to be more transparent about who is placing the ads and how much they’re paying for them. The 2 prospects got into a spat through the Wills campaign’s own comments area on Facebook with Martin pleading, “Could you stop paying to promote your Facebook posts and just play by the rules like the rest of us? As nationwide projects have heated up, Facebook and other platforms have dealt with growing issues that ad policies might help one prospect more than another. The Honest Ads Act, a bipartisan procedure promoted by Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Mark Warner (D-VA), would force huge tech companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google to treat project ads on their platforms like how they’re treated on television, radio, and print, implying they would require to disclose openly who paid for them.

The two candidates got into a spat through the Wills campaign’s own comments section on Facebook with Martin pleading, “Could you stop paying to promote your Facebook posts and simply play by the guidelines like the rest of us? As national campaigns have heated up, Facebook and other platforms have faced growing concerns that advertisement policies may help one prospect more than another. The Honest Ads Act, a bipartisan step championed by Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Mark Warner (D-VA), would require big tech companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google to treat campaign advertisements on their platforms like how they’re treated on radio, print, and television, indicating they would need to disclose openly who paid for them.