Candidates in the upcoming national and local elections in May only have until this month to register their websites, blogs, official accounts and / or social media pages with the electoral body.
the Elections Commission said every registered political party, coalition and bona fide candidate had until Jan. 31 to register their online account with their Education and Information Service (EID).
This is in accordance with section 9 of its resolution No. 10730, as amended by resolution No. 10748.
The saved links will be similar to the one that will be used for the endorsement of electoral bets or group candidacies.
The rule applies to verified accounts and those that will be verified after registration.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Website and / or social media accounts registration must be completed by January 31, 2022 via this link: https://t.co/Ht2tiT3jR3 pic.twitter.com/xhsEvpgMez
– COMELEC (@COMELEC) January 13, 2022
Spokesperson Comelec James jimenez also recalled the parties concerned on its social network account.
Regarding online accounts, Jimenez previously said the pollster wanted to ensure “that there is accountability for information” that candidates disclose to the public.
“We also want to make sure they have a credible source that they can trust so that people can tell the difference between fake news and real news based on where it’s coming from,” he said. last December.
“It’s the equivalent of a candidate saying ‘I approved this message’. (This is) one of the fake news solutions or strategies to help people identify credible news sources, ”Jimenez added.
Comelec also launched on Thursday a online platform which will offer free live streaming of the national candidates’ online rallies.