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Google, Facebook to pay $450K for Washington state violation

 

December 19, 2018



SEATTLE (AP) — Google and Facebook have agreed to pay $455,000 to settle allegations that they failed to keep proper records about who was paying for campaign ads on their sites, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Tuesday.

Google will pay $217,000 and Facebook will pay $238,000 in response to two lawsuits filed in June that accused the tech firms of not obeying the state law on political-ad transparency, Ferguson said.

Facebook spokeswoman Beth Gautier said the company was pleased to resolve the matter.

"We're working hard to protect election integrity and prevent foreign...



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