Md. May Regulate Campaign Use of Social Media

May 16, 2010  |  

(Washington Post) — Political candidates in Maryland may be required to clearly identify their campaign when using social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter.  Jared DeMarinis, candidacy and campaign finance director for Maryland’s Board of Elections, said he is drafting regulations now to require candidates clearly label their campaign’s social media accounts, as they do with other forms of communication. DeMarinis said such rules will help protect the public from misinformation and candidates from people who may try to tarnish their reputation by establishing false accounts in their name.

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