Inquiry into the Impact of Social Media on Elections and Electoral Administration

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What is the inquiry about?

This inquiry is looking at the impact of social media and online advertising on Victorian state elections. We’re inviting people to tell us about their experiences and ideas. The terms of reference sets out the issues the inquiry will consider.

Have your say

The Committee is now inviting people to make a submission to the inquiry.

People are also welcome to complete an online survey to provide feedback on various actions that the government might take.

Online community forum

The Committee will hold an online community forum on Wednesday 12 August 2020 from 6-6:45pm, streamed live on the Victorian Parliament’s Facebook page (VicParliament).               

What is the impact of social media on the electoral process here in Victoria? How are social media platforms being used for political communication? Is more regulation needed? A community panel will discuss the key issues of the inquiry with the Committee Chair and Deputy Chair, and will respond to questions from the viewing audience.

Social media pack

Please use the pdfsocial media pack(1.25 MB) to promote the Inquiry into the impact of social media on Victorian elections and Victoria's electoral administration. The pack includes images and sample Facebook and Twitter messages.

Mailing list

To receive updates on the progress of the inquiry, email and request Electoral Social Media updates.

To receive all news alerts from the Parliament of Victoria, including news alerts for all parliamentary committee inquiries, email and ask for ‘all news alerts’.

For further information please contact the Committee Secretariat.