Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has announced that Twitter violated the state’s campaign finance laws and will have to fork over $100,000.
The complaint filed by the state of Washington states that Twitter failed to keep records for various candidates and political committees operating within their state.
“Twitter did not maintain and have available for public inspection all information required under RCW 42.17A.345 and WAC 390-18-050 of commercial advertisers for political advertising that ran on its platform and for which it accepted payment for Washington State campaigns from 2012 through 2019,” said the complaint.
These candidates and committees reported paying Twitter approximately $200,000 for campaign advertising over the course of seven years, from 2012 to 2019. Nearly $33,000 was paid to Twitter directly while the rest went to Twitter through intermediaries such as political consultants.
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