No Uncertified Ads 48 Hours Before Voting Day, Says Election Commission
Sunday, April 7, 2019, 11:17 AM
The Election Commission barred parties, candidates and others from publishing political advertisements on polling day and a day prior to it in each of the seven phases of Lok Sabha polls unless their contents are pre-certified by screening committees. The Commission used its constitutional powers to take the decision. The EC had taken such a decision for the first time in 2015 Bihar polls.
Facebook, Google tools reveal political ad removal data
Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 6:08 PM
Public databases that shine a light on online political ads - launched by Facebook and Google before Tuesday's US elections - offer the public the first broad view of how quickly the companies yank advertisements that break their rules. The databases also provided campaigns unprecedented insight into opponents' online marketing, enabling them to capitalize on weaknesses, political strategists told Reuters.