During elections, Canadians ignored the no-tweeting law

Many citizens took to social media and openly flouted the law prohibiting the sharing of early election results.

On Monday, the nation’s Conservative party beat its competitors, giving it a majority in the Canadian parliament.

The headlines emerging from the election this morning are focusing less on the Conservative victory and more on the Canadian rebellion—on social media, that is.

Leading up the election, Elections Canada issued a law prohibiting the sharing of results before the polls closed—this included doing so on social media sites like Twitter.

Canadians thumbed their noses at the law.

The Toronto Star reported:

“Trying to stop social media from broadcasting early election results on Monday was like ‘trying to nail Jell-O to the wall,’ as social media users openly flouted Elections Canada rules forbidding the dissemination of results before polls closed.

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