April 25, 2018 -
The first peer-reviewed study of ads bought on Facebook to influence the 2016 election is renewing calls for Congress to pass the Honest Ads Act, which would close disclosure loopholes for political ads on social media. The stalled bill is opposed by groups including Americans for Prosperity and an anti-regulatory think tank with a connection to Senate leader Mitch McConnell.
September 15, 2017 -
Texas attorney Trey Trainor has been called his state's "biggest defender of dark money." He also has close ties to the Trump campaign, which is under FEC scrutiny, and he's used social media to promote extremist religious views.