Commons report on “fake news” says failing electoral laws are putting UK democracy at risk

James Cusick - 18 February 2019

Report from MPs builds on openDemocracy’s work exposing unaccountable ‘dark money’ and influence on our elections

Britain’s electoral law is “not fit for purpose” with regulations governing elections “hopelessly out of date for the internet age”, according to a damning Commons report on “fake news”.

The report from the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee responds to work done by openDemocracy, the Observer’s Carole Cadwalladr and others into the dark money and data influencing the Brexit vote and British politics more widely, calling for significant changes to the way elections and referendums are run in the UK... See more