Even though any breach of the Electoral Act on Whaleoil during election day will probably be met with a caution at worst, we would like to run a decent show. ¬†None of the blog posts will breach the rules. ¬†But people that comment are also required to change what they would normally do to fall within the requirements of the Act.
Failure to adhere to the rules set out in this article on Saturday (until the polls close at 7pm) will result in having your commenting access permanently withdrawn. ¬†Even if you did it out of ignorance.
There are basically three sources we need to draw our rules from
– What we can do as a publisher of news ¬†a.k.a. ¬†restrictions on media
– What we can and can’t do as “social media” – meaning: ¬†the comments
– General 3rd party rules on election day