Oscars adjust social media rules after controversial campaign tactics

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The group behind the Academy Awards has made some tweaks to its rules in light of multiple campaign controversies.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday it has revised its regulations ahead of next year's Oscars to "bring clarity, fairness, and transparency" to how films may be promoted after certain campaign tactics raised eyebrows during the most recent awards season. For instance, the Academy said that members, companies, a people directly associated with an eligible movie may not state their voting decisions, preferences, or strategies, nor may they "encourage or discourage members to vote for" a film or performance, on social media.

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