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GOP, Dem senators Request Legislation to Obstruct International interference in elections social media

The Senate Intelligence Committee issued a philosophical report Tuesday calling for new legislation designed to prevent foreign interference in interpersonal websites — the culmination of a two-year analysis of Russian intelligence agencies sought to manipulate American public opinion from the 2016 election.

In a joint announcement, committee chairman Richard Burr, a North Carolina Republican, and Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat, said they’d reasoned that new legislation was required, including demands that social media firms openly disclose the identities of people who buy political advertisements, something television channels have long been needed to do.

A bill sponsored by Warner to do this, Called the Honest Advertising Act, is pending, but hasn’t moved in the Senate