Democrat senator pushes for transparency on social media political ads

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said Sunday that she is working on legislation that would mandate online political advertisements be subject to the same rules as broadcast ads.

“And the rules that apply for ads when they’re put on TV or radio, where you have to register them and say how much you paid, that doesn’t apply to these online ads. And so our laws need to catch up with what’s going on with our campaigns,” Klobuchar told CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”

The effort comes amid the growing controversy over Facebook’s political advertising during the 2016 election. The social media company admitted last month