In the US fined Google and Facebook for violating the rules of advertising

В США оштрафовали Google и Facebook за нарушения правил рекламы

Companies are in violation of the requirements regarding the collection, storage and publication of information about customers of political advertising on the Internet resources.

Court of the state of Washington has imposed on the company Google and Facebook fine in the amount of 455 thousand dollars to settle the claims of the authorities on the case of political advertising. On Wednesday, December 19, reports AP.

So, state attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that Google needs to pay 217 million, and Facebook 238 thousand in two lawsuits in which the company was accused of violating the laws of the state of transparency in political ads.

According to investigators, the company in 2013 did not comply with the requirement regarding the collection, storage and publication of information about customers of political advertising on the Internet resources.

The attorney General’s claim that candidates for political office and political committees paid for the placement of political advertising Google $ 1.5 million, and Facebook– 5.1 million

In Facebook said they were satisfied with the settlement and intends to continue to fulfill the requirements of the state.

Meanwhile, a Google representative claims that his company complied with the laws of Washington until June, when the state introduced new requirements for disclosure of information. Then Google suspended the reception of political advertising in the state, because they could not follow the new rules.

The case against Facebook and Google in Washington state was opened in April after a complaint of a group of inhabitants of the state.

Previously, trump has accused Facebook, Twitter and Google in sympathy with the Democrats.

 

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