"It is also necessary to address the issue of the ban of political campaigns during the day before the election, whose nature clashes with that of the internet as an asynchronous medium, in which content is permanent and accessible to everyone at all times, without political parties needing to take any action whatsoever: political events, messages, videos, propaganda, etc. from the entire campaign are available to the citizen, including the day before the election."
DocumentCoE (Venice Commission): Principles for a Fundamental Rights-Compliant Use of Digital Technologies in Electoral Processes, para. 36
- A silent period may be instituted immediately in advance of polling day, allowing voters to exercise their franchise freely and without undue pressure.
- Laws should address the applicability of regulations on paid political advertising in traditional media, including rules on placement, financing, and transparency, to such advertising online.