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Washington agency rejects Facebook political ad settlement


February 28, 2020

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington's campaign finance watchdog on Thursday rejected a settlement that its staff had negotiated with Facebook over charges the social media giant has repeatedly violated state campaign finance law.

The Seattle Times reports that instead of accepting the settlement — a proposed $75,000 fine and no admission of guilt — the Washington Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) referred the matter to Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson for further investigation.

It's the second time in a little more than a year that Ferguson's office will look into Facebook for allegedl...

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