By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 1-25-22

The FCC has voted to expand the online activities that define a candidate, and to square its political file rules with the 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA).

FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel had teed up the item for a vote at the Jan. 27 public meeting, but it has already been approved and so won’t be on the agenda after all.

The Report and Order (R&O), voted and released Jan. 25, revises activities fitting the definition of “legally qualified candidate for public office” to include creating a campaign website or using social media to further that campaign.  » Read More