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Why Washington AG Bob Ferguson is suing Facebook and Google

Jun 5, 2018

In November Eli Sanders, associate editor of the Seattle Stranger, walked into the local offices of Facebook and Google and hand delivered a letter requesting information on political ads targeting Washington residents. Washington State law requires that information to be made public. But Facebook and Google never disclosed how much campaigns were spending on political ads here locally.

Now Attorney General Bob Ferguson is suing Facebook and Google. Eli explains to Bill Radke why it's a case that could change what we know about the political ads that target us online.