October 25, 2011 •
Montana, Political Campaigns, and Social Media
Montana Commissioner of Political Practices David Gallik is now working on clarifying the rules for using social media in political campaigns. A few complaints have emerged in Montana over the use of email and social media in campaigns, and the commissioner recognizes the existing laws were crafted primarily for campaigns using print media, television, and radio.
In the Missoulian article “Montana political practices office to address social media campaign complaints,” journalist Keila Szpaller spoke with Gallik about what comes next for the state. The article also explores how the use of social media in political campaigns, and its regulation, can bring into focus the tension between personal privacy and the demands of an open democratic process.
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