Closed petition Create an independent authority to fact-check political campaign materials.
There is a clear indication that misinformation was spread throughout both EU Referendum campaigns. We the undersigned, urge the government to create an independent authority to fact-check and monitor the legal standard of information for all official political campaign materials in future votes.
In 1998, the Neill Committee recommended political parties should establish a code of best practice in partnership with the advertising industry. In 2003, the Electoral Commission concluded the Advertising Standards Authority should not be responsible for regulating election advertising, but the Commission did not establish a separate Code. This remains the case today. (ASA Political Advertising 21 July 2014).
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