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Enhancing transparency of online campaign finance

Global studies carried out by International IDEA experts indicate a significant lack of transparency regarding how much money political actors spend on their online campaign activities and what online services they pay to use. This is exacerbated by lack of appropriate regulation of online campaign expenditures. Closing the regulatory gap is not only important to align electoral rules with today’s campaign realities, but also a key avenue to improving them by curtailing disinformation, the polarisation of societies, infringements on citizens’ privacy and other challenges to democratic governance.

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