Social media

During an election there are rules about what you can and can’t do on social media. Here’s how you can follow the rules – and what you can do if something doesn’t seem right.

Using social media on election day

On election day additional restrictions apply when you’re posting on social media.

From midnight on 16 October until 7pm on 17 October, you can’t post or share any content that’s likely to - or is intended to - influence someone’s candidate vote, party vote or referendum vote.

Paid online election advertising is prohibited on election day.

The election day rules make no exemption for the expression of personal political views online.

What to do if something doesn't look right

If you see something on social media that doesn’t look right, there may be some things you can do.

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