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By Chris Quigley  

In recent years there’s been a general move towards political parties trying to use new technologies to engage citizens in ever more innovative ways. If there’s a latest web trend, you can bet your shirt that politicians will be all over it like a political rash. In the London mayoral elections we’ve seen Brian Paddick Twittering, Boris rally his legions on Facebook, and all candidates push their latest campaign films on YouTube.

Yet beyond these fairly mainstream campaign activities, there are signs of underhand new media tactics. In previous campaigns such moves would usually go unnoticed, but you can now…

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