Breitbart News and the Drudge Report, among others, may be the subject of investigation by the left as they try to take down the conservative media that has been making fools of them for the past decade.
The Washington Examiner reported:
The plan, set for discussion at Thursday’s FEC meeting, could open the door to political subpoenas targeting the websites, their editorial news decisions, and their owners, maybe even Matt Drudge and Alex Jones, according to an expert analysis.
In her effort targeting foreign influence in federal and state elections, Commissioner Ellen Weintraub would probe spending by overseas sources and even partially-foreign-owned U.S. firms on campaigns, including their media buys. Foreign influence is illegal in elections.
… Politico recently reported that “Weintraub’s interest was piqued by an article published last week by Time magazine that revealed intelligence officials had evidence that Russian agents bought Facebook ads to disseminate election-themed stories. It also indicated that congressional investigators were examining whether Russian efforts to spread such content were boosted by two U.S. companies with deep ties to Trump — Breitbart News and Cambridge Analytica.”
The left is taking another go at net neutrality.
— Sean Moran (@SeanMoran3) May 18, 2017
In her proposal, she cited the Time report of Russian ad buys on Facebook, drawing that enormous social media site into her focus. Several conservative sites like Drudge, InfoWars and Breitbart, take political ads.
Liberal groups have also cited Drudge as a “peddler” of Russian propaganda, likely putting him in the bull’s eye of an expanded FEC investigative authority.
And so it continues.