Elections: Digital Technology

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 8th January 2019.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the subject of imprints for digital electoral material was discussed in meetings the Minister for the Consitution had with Facebook and Google on electoral reform in September 2018.

Photo of Chloe Smith Chloe Smith The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, Assistant Whip

On 29 July 2018, the Cabinet Office launched an open consultation entitled ‘Protecting the Debate: Intimidating, Influence and Information’, which seeks views on proposed changes to electoral law, including the inclusion of imprints on digital campaign materials. The consultation closed on 28 October 2018 and is available at GOV.UK.

The Government is considering the contributions of all interested parties and will publish a response to the feedback received. Facebook and Google, along with other relevant organisations, were encouraged to submit responses.

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