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Government Departments: Facebook

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 242025, tabled on 8 April 2019

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the Government's guidelines on the content that is advertised on Facebook by the Government; and who is responsible for enforcing those rules.

Answered on

11 April 2019

Guidance for government advertising on Facebook is the same as guidance for government advertising on any channel. All activity must be considered in terms of value for money and how effectively it reaches the target audience. Though departments are responsible for their own advertising, the Government Communications Service promotes high standards across government and models best practice.

Civil servants are bound by the Civil Service code, which ensures that duties are carried out in line with the core values of the Civil Service: integrity, honesty, objectivity and impartiality.

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Cabinet Office
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