The impact and reach of social media emerged as the main point of discussion in the workshop for the first-time BJP MPs on Sunday.
Union ministers Piyush Goyal and Prakash Javadekar addressed the MPs on social media and media-related issues and told them how to cultivate these platforms to spread their message.
Goyal addressed the MPs on the significance of social media and if used effectively how it can help in spreading the message quickly.
“It is a boon of modern times,” he told the MPs while also cautioning them about its flip-side as even a small incident can draw major attention in a jiffy.
Several MPs, it is learnt, said that they had little or no presence on the social media and the party should help them in making their presence felt in cyber space. Javadekar spoke about dealing with the media in general and advised the MPs to use it with caution. They were also told not to bring their differences out in the media and keep their approach to the media issue based.
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