There has been a war between the supporters in social media other than the election campaign. Even if this war is verbal, its effect is very effective. In view of this, the Commission has opened its third eye to keep notice of both verbal and electoral battle. Now it is not good for those people who try to influence the election by posting a post on topics like religion, language and provocative speeches about a particular party. On such a post, Facebook and WhatsApp Group’s Admin and Twitter users will be sued for violation of the Code of Conduct.
In the 2014 Loksabha election, the campaign was spread on social media Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, Instagram. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, 75 million crore voters in the 91 million voters are estimated to have social media account. In view of this, all political parties have started gathering publicity on social media. It is being promoted on social media by creating an IT cell phone.
During this campaign, the parties are trying to point at each other’s fault, claiming to win elections, showing the victory of the candidate, religious and language-related posts are becoming viral from here to there. So that polarization of votes can happen. But after the strictness of the Election Commission, it will not be easy to do this now.
The team that adheres to the Model Code of Conduct is also monitoring
A cell of the Election Commission is also looking at this. Simultaneously, the team that is implementing the Model Code of Conduct is also monitoring. If such a post is viral, the group, page admin and account holder will be sued for violation of the code of conduct.
200 million users on the WhatsApp app
300 million users on Facebook
34.4 million on users tweeter
A Team have been created to keep an eye on posts on social media. On the inflammatory post, towards a party or a candidate, a case will be registered against the administrator for a violation of the Model Code of Conduct. Read more posts…
– Shankar Vora, Incharge Model Code of Conduct