Meta violated Washington’s Political Ads Act, Judges Rules

By Greg Lamm (September 2, 2022, 7:46 p.m. EDT) — Facebook’s parent company intentionally violated a Washington law that requires ad platforms to publicly disclose detailed information about political ads, a judge ruled Friday. Washington State, saying the law does not infringe on the social media company’s free speech rights.

At a hearing in Seattle, King County Superior Court Judge Douglass A. North granted Washington state’s motion for summary judgment in a case accusing Meta Platforms Inc., the parent company of Facebook and Instagram for intentionally violating the state’s Commercial Advertisers Act.

“Essentially, the only reason Meta refuses to comply with the law is, to put it bluntly…

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