Twitter Slapped with Big Punishment for Multiple Campaign Finance Violations

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Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Tuesday that Twitter will pay $100,000 in campaign finance disclosure violations for failing to maintain public inspection records about Washington political ads that ran on the platform from 2012 until Nov. 22, 2019, when political advertisements were banned from Twitter. The judgment said at least 28 candidates and committees in the state reported paying $194,550 for political advertising on the platform since 2012, but Twitter unlawfully failed to maintain the required record for the ads, according to the filing in King County Superior Court.