Google stops taking political ads in Maryland because it’s not sure that it can comply with a new transparency law (GOOG, GOOGL)


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  • Maryland’s General Assembly now requires that those buying political advertising identify themselves and how much they spent. 
  • Google executives are unsure that they can comply with the law, according to a report in the Baltimore Sun. 
  • This is just the latest fallout for some of the big online advertisers following revelations that people representing the Russian government bought ads to subvert elections. 

Google says it wants to comply with Maryland’s new election law that requires anybody paying for political ads to  disclose their identity and how much they spent.

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