Amidst all the elections buzz in the
digitalverse and all over, Sunil Arora, Chief Election Officer announced the much-anticipated dates for elections 2019.
He also highlighted several measures that are being implemented to ensure free, fair and participative election polls this year.
While competing parties are going gung ho on social media carrying out
Intermediaries like Facebook, Twitter, Google and YouTube have committed in writing to ensure that any political advertisement published on their platforms will be certified by Election Commission’s Media Certification and Monitoring Committee. Candidates will also have to include online and social media elections expenditure in their expenditure disclosures, also adhering to the “silence period” that comes into effect 48 hours before the polls.
Nikhil Pahwa listed down some key takeaways from social media related announcement as below:
So key Internet and social media related takeaways from the Election Commission of India's 2019 elections announcement on Fake News, Online political advertising and the Model Code of Conduct:— Nikhil Pahwa (@nixxin) March 10, 2019
(Pls RT thread!)
Fake News and disinformation have been plaguing the world for quite some time now and the election commission has assured to take necessary actions to prevent any malfunctioning during the election period.
Lok Sabha elections 2019 will be held for in seven phases during April May for 543 seats, the results of which will be announced on May 23.