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Welsh election: Inquiry into campaigns’ social media use | BBC News

Could the Welsh Parliament election have been used to spread disinformation online?

A Senedd inquiry, supported by political parties, plans to investigate social media use after the election has taken place. Andy Regan, from the Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA), said there was evidence even small nations’ elections can be used to create discord.

The probe will also look at whether the campaigns have broken any rules.

Mr Regan, policy and external affairs manager at the IWA, said: “People are very aware misinformation was a factor in the Brexit referendum, we have clear evidence, as well as in the 2016 US election where actors were apparently spreading information.

“How do we know this isn’t happening in Wales?

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Source: Welsh election: Inquiry into campaigns’ social media use – BBC News

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