State election officials are on alert. Earlier kept vigilence on the different type of inducements like money or liquor, now they are changing their focus to social media.
State election officials are keeping a bird on spreading propaganda through Social Media. The officials, now, have realized the value of social media and they are sceptic to the results that could be made by Social media. The authorities have decided to monitor the campaign on Social media. As the majority of candidates are looking forward to using Social media to lure voters through propaganda.
“Cutting Edge technology is involved in the old school area of elections, We are in touch with the IT department officials, taking their help to check the campaigns.
The authorities are trying to involve third party tools that can help them in tracking campaigns on Social media. After the massive use of social media in 2014 general elections, the election commission has known the value Social Media in changing voter’s mind.
The commission has made it mandatory for the candidates to verify their Social Media account while filling the nomination form. It is also mandatory for candidates to declare their expenditure on Social Media campaigning while filling the nomination form.
Chief electoral officer Rajat Kumar said to Media that the guidelines of Social media campaigning were exactly same as those of print and electronic media, but now change in the rules and regulations to a certain degree is necessary.