NHMC Testifies at Federal Election Commission’s Public Hearing on Internet Communication Disclaimers

On June 28, 2018 Carmen Scurato, vice president of policy and general counsel at the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) testified at the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Public Hearing, “Internet Communication Disclaimers and Definition of ‘Public Communication.'" Her testimony reflected on comments filed by Georgetown’s Institute for Public Representation on behalf of NHMC, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC, and Color Of Change.

Carmen stated, “the 2016 election exposed social media as the wild west of online communications where some advertisers targeted online communications to inflame racial hatred and divide the voting public. That is why the Commission’s proceeding to eliminate the loopholes left by the 2006-era political advertising rules could not be more critical and more urgent for communities of color. Without disclosure requirements that bring transparency to all online political communications, campaigns will continue to exploit communities of color through voter suppression tactics. People of color are particularly harmed by the lack of comprehensive and effective online disclosures because they are more likely to depend on smartphones to access information about elections and political campaigns."

Her opening remarks that can be found here.

Comments filed at the FEC on behalf of NHMC, AAJC, and Color Of Change on May 25, 2018 can be located here.

National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a woman-led 501(c)(3) non-profit civil and human rights organization that was founded to eliminate hate, discrimination, and racism toward the Latino communities.
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