Some Democratic lawmakers are pushing for a measure that would make anonymous political ads on Facebook and other social media illegal. They say the ads are being abused to falsely represent their positions on issues.
Senator Todd Kaminsky, a Long Island Democrat, says there’s been a lot of publicity about Russian operatives using Facebook and other social media to influence the 2016 Presidential race. But he says it’s also happening in New York races as well, and needs to stop.
“It’s undermining our democracy,” Kaminsky said.