Twitter and election law: Oh, Canada!

Thanks to former Chairman of the Federal Election Commission David Mason for passing along this interesting article on Canadian election law and Twitter.

As Canadians in four electoral districts spread right across the giant country cast ballots on Monday to fill vacant seats in the House of Commons, Elections Canada asked a newspaper to remove from its website a story revealing initial results from one constituency where voting had ended early.

The agency did not notice reporters had been discussing the same by-election results on the microblogging network Twitter, which is accessible across Canada.

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