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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Is it safe? Is it a scam? Stop. Consider. Check the facts this State election

Stop and consider The 2023 NSW State election is on Saturday, 25 March and there’s a lot of information to think about. The NSW Electoral Commission is running an awareness campaign encouraging voters to consider what they see, hear and read that may seek to influence their vote. The campaign is called “Stop and Consider” and is running across digital and print media in NSW. How do you know what’s true? Stop and consider what you see, hear, and read and make sure you check the facts. Check the source Take time to consider if the information is: Reliable Is it from a reliable or recognisable source? Has it come from a credible media outlet or verified social media account? Remember - electoral laws do not regulate the truth of communication. Current When was it published? Just because something was shared today does not mean it is current. Always check the original source and publication date. Safe Could it be a scam? If you are suspicious of information being shared, it is important to think carefully before engaging. Check our disinformation register The NSW Electoral Commission Disinformation Register tracks and rebuts prominent false and misleading statements about electoral processes in the state. It also notes any action taken by the NSW Electoral Commission. Check the register The NSW Electoral Commission's role The NSW Electoral Commission is the independent agency tasked with running the NSW election. It provides reliable information on the electoral process and can investigate the authorisation of electoral communcations. We will publicly highlight and correct particularly prominent, persistent or harmful pieces of disinformation related to the electoral process. Outside of the election process – the NSW Electoral Commission does not have a role in checking the truth of electoral communication.


NOTE: Comments were TRIALED - in the end it failed as humans will be humans and it turned into a pile of merde; only contributed to by just a handful who did little to add to the conversation of the issue at hand. Anyone who would like to contribute an opinion are encouraged to send in a Letter to the Editor where it might be considered for publication

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