Democratic lawmakers in the Senate and Assembly on Monday backed a plan that would require new transparency and disclosure regulations for social media ads.

At least one of the lawmakers has already been burned by a social media campaign: Assemblyman James Skoufis has in the past been targeted by critics on social media with ads that can’t be traced back to their funding source.

“False, misleading, and anonymous advertisements deceive voters and sabotage our democracy,” said Sen. Todd Kaminsky. “Political ads on Facebook and other digital platforms should be held to the same standards as traditional political ads. Voters should be allowed to see who actually paid for these ads, and hold the authors accountable if they lie. Transparency is a necessary step toward restoring trust in government. I urge my colleagues in the legislature to advance this critical reform in the final budget.”

The lawmakers’ bill lines with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal in his $168 billion spending plan that would require disclosure for the source of online ads that appears on sites like Facebook and Twitter.

The bill would also cover mail and print advertisements, with fines of up to $1,000 or the cost of the communication for failing to comply.

“There’s no place in our democracy for lying, anonymous advertising,” Skoufis said. “Social media has opened the floodgates, allowing deceitful ads to permeate our elections. Our common sense measure seeks to shine a much-needed light and, make no mistake, the only people to oppose us are those who are guilty of this political fraud.”