Tuesday, March 28, 2006

political bloggers remain unregulated

...thanks to a unanimous vote yesterday by the Federal Election Commission. Virtually all Internet political activity, except for paid political advertising, was exempted from regulation in the same way that media organizations are when they cover political races, according to a report in today's Washington Post. While political bloggers are among the most discussed bloggers, they represent less than 10 percent of the blogosphere. But the FEC move, along with the National Press Club's decision last year to admit bloggers as members, signals a policy shift that hints at more access, power and freedom for these online commentators.

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