Twitter said in a statement that Twitter’s steps are focused not only on ensuring high turnout, but will also help ensure that voters are involved and fully informed throughout the election cycle. Microblogging platform ‘Ku’ app also said that it has adopted a ‘voluntary code of conduct’ for fair use of social media in the assembly elections.
New Delhi: Twitter on Thursday announced a slew of information-related steps to give citizens accurate information before casting their vote in the upcoming assembly elections in five states.
Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa will be held in seven phases from February 10 to March 7 and counting of votes will take place on March 10.
Altogether 690 assembly seats will go to polls and 18.3 crore people, including 8.5 crore women, will be eligible to vote in the five states.
“When elections are held, people turn to Twitter to find credible information about voting, to learn about candidates and their manifestos, and to engage in healthy citizen discussions and conversations,” Twitter said in a statement. As a service for public conversation, Twitter is committed to enabling people to make the right decisions while exercising their civil rights.
According to the company, Twitter’s move, powered by the open internet, is not only focused on ensuring high turnout, but will also help ensure that voters are involved and informed throughout the election cycle. Twitter will also introduce a proper emoji to help voters.
In addition, a voter education quiz will engage people in question-and-answer questions, making people aware of essential facts about the election, the statement said.
Twitter said that it has launched a ‘Search Prompt’ in collaboration with the Election Commission of India and Chief Electoral Officers to make it easier to find reliable and authoritative information for assembly elections.
It said that when people search with related keywords on Twitter’s Explore page, this ‘search prompt’ will provide credible, authoritative sources of information and it will lead people to resources where they can find candidate lists, polling dates, polling stations, etc. And you will be able to get reliable information about other things.
Apart from English, this ‘Search Prompt’ will be available ,, Punjabi and Konkani and will have multiple hashtags.
In addition, Twitter will organize workshops and training sessions for nonprofits in five states aimed at combating misinformation related to elections.
Payal Kamat, Public Policy Manager, Twitter India, said the company is working in partnership with officials, including the Election Commission of India, to harness the power of the open internet to strengthen citizen dialogue and encourage quality participation this election season. Will continue
‘Ku’ adopts voluntary code of conduct for fair, ethical use of social media
Microblogging platform Koo App on Thursday said it has adopted a “voluntary code of conduct” for fair and ethical use of social media during the upcoming assembly elections.
Koo said in a statement that the code, created by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), was first submitted to the Election Commission of India by the industry body ahead of the 2019 general election.
The Code gives priority to fair and ethical use of social media during elections.
“With the adoption of a code of conduct ahead of the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur to be held between February and March 2022, Koo App as a responsible social media platform provides users with a safe and secure environment while ensuring accountability,” the company said. and assures its commitment towards fair elections.
Made in India, this platform enables its users to express themselves in multiple Indian languages. It will follow the directions given by the Election Commission to limit any violation of the Election Code.
Ku will inform and educate its users about election laws and other related matters.
As a fair, transparent and credible social media platform, Ku Co-Founder and CEO Apramaya Radhakrishna said that as a fair, transparent and credible social media platform, Ku is literally committed to the Code and will work towards free and fair elections, which are the hallmarks of a democracy. It happens.
He stressed that Ku’s compliance and grievance redressal mechanism will provide a secure online environment for users to express their views and connect with their communities in the language of their choice.
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