The following excerpt is from an Albany Business Review article titled The next frontier for lobbying regulations: Twitter and Facebook?.
Could the ethics commission regulate social media use as lobbying?
That’s the question JCOPE has posed to the lobbying and public relations industry, seeking input on how the regulator might exercise oversight of tweets and Facebook posts.
It’s a regulation that could be more than a year away from becoming reality and the details are far from clear. But First Amendment advocates and some firms are already concerned.
The article, which includes insights from CPC’s Executive Vice President and Managing Director Paul Larrabee, can be read in its entirety here. Our colleagues at Hinman Straub have written about this controversial issue extensively.