An Occupy Wall Street demonstrator holds a sign as others gather in Foley Square during a national day of action "Occupy the Courts" in New York January 20, 2012. Protesters turned out under the banner "Occupy the Courts" at some 150 courthouses nationwide, marking the second anniversary of a Supreme Court's decision on Citizen United v. Federal Election Commission, which protesters complain allows unlimited corporate campaign spending.

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Democrats and Republicans Attempt Twitter End-Run Around Campaign Finance Laws

November 25, 2014, Paul S. Ryan

Last week, CNN and Huffington Post broke stories about the Republican and Democratic Parties using Twitter feeds to secretly communicate ad buy and polling information to outside groups prohibited from coordinating their spending with parties. The information tweeted by both parties seemingly required a decoder key to use it. Federal “coordination” rules are broken in many respects and need to be fixed.

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