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An election called tomorrow would be wide open to abuse—so we welcome the DCMS committee's calls for an overhaul of election and political advertising rules to make them fit for the digital age.

But the govt mustn't be allowed to water them down.… [1/5]
We need a public database of online political adverts, provided in real time, with full information on content, targeting, reach and spend.

The government should commit today to making these changes before the next election and start putting a timetable in place. [2/5]
The creation of a Code of Ethics needs to be an open, transparent process that involves the public—not just tech companies and government. People need to be involved in these decisions. [3/5]
And mis- and disinformation thrive when there’s no good information to counter them. We deserve better information we can trust, so we can understand how decisions that affect our lives are being made.

Public institutions should be given a mandate to inform the public. [4/5]
Read more in our report, Tackling Misinformation in an Open Society… [5/5]
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