14 Mar '11, 12pm

Internet election advertising rules loosened

The regulations governing Internet election advertising were loosened significantly on Monday, allowing political parties, candidates and election agents to conduct election activity on nearly any conceivable new media platform - including iPhone apps. -- PHOTO: INTERNET SOURCE CAMPAIGNING through Facebook, Twitter or podcasts - all banned at the last general election - will be fair game at the next one. The regulations governing Internet election advertising were loosened significantly on Monday, allowing political parties, candidates and election agents to conduct election activity on nearly any conceivable new media platform - including iPhone apps. The liberalisation was part of a raft of changes to subsidiary legislation gazetted on Monday evening. These include a raising of the cap on election spending and requiring anyone who wants to use Speakers Corner during the ...

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  1. 14 Mar '11, 2pm

    PAP less scared of the Internets this year

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