The meeting comes a day after the EC told the Bombay High Court that its new directions imposing several prohibitions on political advertisements and other advertisements concerned with “national interest” will be finalized and implemented, reported news agency PTI. It will further issue directions prohibiting all social media platforms from displaying political advertisements not pre-verified by it.
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The model code of conduct for Lok Sabha election 2019 came into force on Sunday, March 10, after the Election Commission (EC) announced the dates for General Election.
The same day, the EC announced that social media platforms will deploy “appropriate fact checkers” to scan fake news and tackle the use of abusive language. Briefing the media, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said the social media companies have created a system to accept only pre-certified political ads during the poll process and will share the expenditure incurred in this regard with election authorities.
“(The) platforms are already taking action against fake accounts, spam by deploying fact checkers,” he said.
Indian national election 2019 is scheduled to be held in seven phases from April 11 to May 19. The results will be announced on May 23