On September 6, 2017, BBC News quoted Internet advertising lawyer Richard B. Newman on the story that Facebook sold ads during the U.S. presidential campaign to a Russian company seeking to target voters. Mr. Newman’s quote in the article expressed that because the social network has a dominant position in the digital advertising space it should take preventative measures to police fake news and gauge the authenticity of advertisements on its platform.
See the full BBC article, “Facebook uncovers ‘Russian-funded’ misinformation campaign.”
Richard B. Newman is an Internet marketing compliance and regulatory defense attorney at Hinch Newman LLP focusing on advertising and digital media matters. His practice includes conducting legal compliance reviews of advertising campaigns, representing clients in investigations and enforcement actions brought by the Federal Trade Commission and state Attorneys General, commercial litigation, advising clients on promotional marketing programs, and negotiating and drafting legal agreements.
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