By Gautham Nagesh - 03/22/11 01:38 PM EDT
"Current FCC interpretations focus excessively on who has editorial control of a message, rather than who provides the funds for that message, as the law contemplates," the group said.
"The public file rules are similarly obsolete because they do not require identification of the sources of funds."
MAP is also seeking a rule that would require advertisers to submit a sworn statement as to their source of funding. The group urged the FCC to solicit public comment on the issue; there is currently no deadline for doing so.