UK election is full of dirty tricks and political clicks

6 December, 2019 12:00 AM printer

LONDON: Britain is proving a lawless landscape for political mudslingers mining cyberspace for votes in an election that could determine the UK’s future relationship with the European Union, reports AP.

Two years after Britain found itself at the epicenter of a global scandal over the misuse of Facebook data by political campaigns and a year after lawmakers called for sweeping reforms to protect democracy in the digital age, the country’s biggest political parties are bombarding voters with misleading social media messages after the government failed to act.