” … restrictions, spelled out in the Ofcom code, apply to all broadcasters including the BBC, Sky, Channel 4 and ITV. They apply to community radio stations, music channels, and political panel shows alike.
However, these rules actually don’t apply to newspapers – as you’d probably guess by the fact that national papers can actually call on their readers to vote for particular parties.”
“Silent periods have also been considered for online political advertising. The UK currently bans ‘political advertisements’ from TV or radio; parties are instead given limited airtime for party political broadcasts. Conversely, print media ads, for example, posters or newspapers, whose principal function is to influence voters in elections or referendums are exempt from these rules, and are not subject to any black-out period.”
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