Candidates urged to sign pledge on election behaviour

Fair Play Pledge was created in response to concerns about tactics used in the US and the recent British general election

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent @aarrogan
22nd January, 2020
Candidates urged to sign pledge on election behaviour
Regulatory complacency leaves Irish democracy vulnerable to digital disruption, the group said. Picture: Harry Burton

Candidates have been urged by a group of experts not to join the “race to the bottom when it comes to bad behaviour online during elections”.

The Fair Play Pledge is in response to concerns about tactics used in the US and the recent British general election. It is endorsed by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, Transparency International Ireland and Dublin City University’s Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FuJo).

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