The organisation was reacting to a request from iTWire regarding a story carried by the ABC last Tuesday about its having made inquiries with Facebook over certain political advertisements that had been carried on the social media giant's website.
Interest in this subject has been fanned by the findings in the US about unattributed advertising and bogus news articles on both Facebook and Twitter in the run-up to, and during, the 2016 US presidential poll.
An AEC spokesperson said: "The AEC welcomes any move by digital platforms to assist voters to identify the source of electoral communication, in line with the requirements and intent of the authorisation legislation.
"The measures announced by Twitter recently are especially welcome, and the AEC hopes other platforms will follow Twitter’s lead."
The ABC reported, based on documents that it had obtained, that Facebook was yet to introduce its new rules for authorisation of political ads to Australia.
In response to a FoI request from the ABC, the AEC released four documents exchanged between its staff and Twitter personnel.
In one of them, Andrew Johnson, the principal government lawyer for the AEC's Electoral Authorisation Section, set out three scenarios which could arise in the run-up to the election and outlined how the commission would react.
One concerned a paid electoral advertisement on Twitter without proper authorisation, the second was about anonymous communication on Twitter containing electoral matter and the third a paid electoral advertisement on Twitter that infringes other offences in the Electoral Act.
"Given the increasing use of social media by political participants, we are interested in your views on the processes suggested below for escalating and resolving any Electoral Act compliance issues that may arise with electoral communications on social media," Johnson wrote.