Cabinet Office: Political campaigning online

Political campaigning online to be made more transparent under new rules

On 12 August the government released a press release explaining that new measures will mean political parties and campaigners must explicitly show who they are, when promoting campaign content online
A consultation has also been launched. 

The proposals call for digital imprints to apply to all types of campaign content regardless of the country it is being promoted from, and across a variety of digital platforms. The regime is also intended to apply all year round, as while election periods see increased promotional activity, campaigning can happen at any time. The press release can be found here.

The consultation is aimed at voters, political parties, social media and technology companies, prospective or elected representatives and civil society organisations throughout the United Kingdom. You can complete your online feedback here.