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Amend Representation of the Peoples act 1983 to include Social Media campaigns.

Where transparency and fairness within elections is said to be valued within western democracies and is enshrined in British law, social media is being used to undermine these principles and laws, meaning the current law is therefore clearly outdated and unfit for purpose.

S.110 of the Representation of the Peoples act 1983 states that "an imprint must be added to printed election material. The electoral commission's advice on social media surrounding imprint offences however is as follows; "With the increased use of social hi-tech media there are an increasing number of allegations being made in relation to electronic material; however there is no imprint requirement here. The Electoral Commission recommends that the imprint should be provided as good practice.”

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Currently ranked 406 out of 1,700 open petitions, and 16,663 out of 104,008 petitions ever created.

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Open

Created By

Sean Ash

Created On

Saturday 12 May 2018

Closing Date

Sunday 11 November 2018

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