(Reuters) – Twitter Inc will pay $100,000 for failing to meet Washington state’s disclosure laws over payments related to multiple political ads that were posted on its platform since 2012, the state’s attorney general said on Tuesday.
The company failed to maintain the required records for at least 38 Washington candidates and committees that reported paying $194,550 for political advertising on Twitter, the attorney general’s office said, citing a judgment filed at King County Superior Court.
“We ended all political advertising in November 2019 in line with our belief that the reach of political speech should be earned and not bought,” a Twitter spokesperson said.
“This resolution is reflective of our commitment to transparency and accountability.”
(Reporting by Tiyashi Datta in Bengaluru; Editing by Krishna Chandra Eluri and Anil D’Silva)