First Case of Illegal Campaigning on Social Media

It hasn’t taken long for one of the nine Papua New Guinean political parties that have recently signed up to social media prior to PNG National Election 2012, to break the rules around illegal campaigning during the polling period.

Don Polye’s Triumph Heritage Empowerment Party (THE) tweeted the below tweet today, June 23, the day polling officially started.

To be fair to the THE Party, they immediately responded to my objection and removed the tweet. When the tweet was posted, THE Party only had 16 followers.

I thought I’d post the offending tweet on The Garamut for documentation purposes, because as far as I know, this is the first instance of recorded illegal campaigning on social media by a PNG political party:

~ by Tavurvur on June 23, 2012.

One Response to “First Case of Illegal Campaigning on Social Media”

  1. Wonder if the Electoral Commission will pick up on this?

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