In the United Kingdom, groups urge government to reform campaign rules
29 October 2018
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Democracy campaigners are demanding an overhaul of campaign rules, in a new submission to the government’s consultation on protecting democracy.
The Electoral Reform Society is urging the government to require political advertisements published online to include ‘imprints’ stating their real origin and funder, following revelations that an anonymous website was behind a £250,000 pro-Brexit advertising campaign urging voters to “bin Chequers”.
It comes as a new University of Warwick study shows that Facebook advertisements do influence large groups of voters, and played an important role in the 2016 Presidential election.
The Electoral Reform Society have now submitted their response to the government’s consultation on campaign rules – urging the government to require election adverts published online to include ‘imprints’ stating their real origin and funder.
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