Hacking YouTube, politically

YouTube is also a tempting launch pad for political mischief because it is effectively unregulated by the Federal Election Commission, whose Internet rules apply only to paid political advertising. Videos on YouTube don’t have to disclose their source or include an on-air approval from a candidate — two requirements for political TV and radio spots.

Read The First YouTube Election from the Los Angeles Times and YouTube is making waves in politics from the Seattle Times.

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