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Ahead of polls, EC holds workshop on social media

Dr Rubal Kanozia, Assistant Professor from Central University, Bathinda, who is researcher in misinformation and fake news and also a social media analyst, was the main speaker at the workshop.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh |
Updated: January 8, 2022 4:12:20 am
social media, social media and mental health, posting on social media, being real on social media, indian express newsCEO S Karuna Raju reviewed the ongoing SVEEP activities with the DPROs in their respective districts.(Representational image)

With social media emerging as a new challenge, the Punjab Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) on Friday organised a workshop for all the District Public Relation Officers (DPROs) on ‘Social Media Monitoring’ to help them in countering fake news and identification of paid news during the Assembly Elections 2022.

Dr Rubal Kanozia, Assistant Professor from Central University, Bathinda, who is researcher in misinformation and fake news and also a social media analyst, was the main speaker at the workshop.

CEO S Karuna Raju reviewed the ongoing SVEEP activities with the DPROs in their respective districts. He asked DPROs to sensitise maximum people about their voting right not only using conventional media like indoor and outdoor advertisements and press notes, but also exhorted them to make optimum use of social media platforms.

Dr Kanozia later briefed DPROs about various social media tips and tools, which will help them in keeping check on fake news, viral news and paid news going viral on different social media platforms during the Assembly elections. DPROs play a vital role in Media Certification and Monitoring Committees (MCMC) constituted during elections to keep check on news in newspapers, electronic media and social media.

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