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Broadcasters Fail To Disclose Public Data, But Expect Billions in Revenue

Broadcast television stations , who are paid billions by candidates and campaigns for political advertising on public airwaves, are not meeting federal disclosure requirements, according to two groups who have filed complaints with the Federal Communications Commission.  

The Campaign Legal Center and the Sunlight Foundation have filed compliants with the FCC against 11 broadcast stations for failure to publicly disclose legally-required information about sponsors of political ads they aired this year.