SEVERAL netizens have asked if an online advertisement of presidential candidate Dr Tony Tan is in breach of rules.
The said they saw the paid advertisement on their Facebook page on Cooling Off Day. The advertisements also appeared on search engines like Google and Yahoo.
The advertisement directed users to Dr Tan's presidential campaign website.
A spokesman for Dr Tan's campaign said they were not in breach of the rules.
She said: "The pop-up advertisements started on Wednesday, 24th August at 10am. According to the rules, this is lawful internet advertising as they were already in place before Cooling Off Day."
While campaigning actitivies are prohibited during Cooling Off Day, the Election Department website states that “lawful Internet advertising that was already published before the eve of Polling Day" are allowed.