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April 9, 2012, 10:11 a.m.
LINK: www.nytimes.com  ➚   |   Posted by: Joshua Benton   |   April 9, 2012

Brian Stelter reports that the FCC is moving forward with its plans to require local TV stations to post political ad spending data online — rather than just having them available for public inspection at their offices.

Adrienne wrote about ProPublica’s plans to crowdsource the information last month. Even if the FCC proposal gets approved — a vote is scheduled for April 27 — it would only apply initially to network affiliates in the largest 50 markets. For smaller stations, the rule wouldn’t take effect for two more years.

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