March 03, 2005

FEC plans to curtail grass roots political organizing over the internet

The Federal Election Commission is beginning the process of extending a controversial 2002 campaign finance law to the Internet.

The coming crackdown on blogging: ``In just a few months ... bloggers and news organizations could risk the wrath of the federal government if they improperly link to a campaign's Web site. Even forwarding a political candidate's press release to a mailing list, depending on the details, could be punished by fines.``

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