Claims made in online political ads

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Introduction

It’s a common misconception that there’s nowhere to complain about online political ads. But, did you know that a range of organisations can help address any concerns?

Online political ads, know them like they know you

It’s a crime to make or publish a false statement about the personal character or conduct of a candidate, but other than that and the laws on the publication of offensive material, political parties, candidates or campaigners are not restricted in what they say in campaign materials.  

But that doesn’t mean you can’t raise concerns.

Last updated: 16 March 2021
Next review: 11 March 2022

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