29 May '11, 9am

Parties seek rules on social media

Participants at N Forum yesterday urged the Election Commission to issue clear guidelines on how political parties are allowed to use social media, as two major parties are making use of social media as part of their election campaign. At the second N Forum, organised by The Nation on "Election Campaign and Social Media", representatives from Pheu Thai and Democrat parties as well as social media gurus were the panellists. Over a hundred participants, mostly Twitter and Facebook users, attended the forum. Pheu Thai's top party-list candidate Yingluck Shinawatra also sent her Twitter greeting to participants at the forum. Clarifying on the legal use of social media during the election period, EC inspector Cholaraj Jittanaitham as the EC's representative told the forum that online "violations" of electoral laws would be looked into on a case-by-case basis. He said the use of...

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