Updated: March 16, 2021 2:20:37 am
With Assembly elections in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry round the corner, Twitter India on Monday announced a series of initiatives which will focus on “encouraging informed and healthy conversations between candidates, political parties, citizens, media, and society,” the company said in a statement.
“With digital penetration accelerating in India, more people now have access to credible, authoritative and timely information – crucial tools for exercising their civic rights,” said Payal Kamat, Manager Public Policy and Government at Twitter India.
As part of these initiatives, Twitter India, in collaboration with the Election Commission of India and the state election commissions, will launch an “information search prompt” aimed at providing reliable information and tackling any election-related misinformation.
“Twitter is staying ahead of potentially misleading information about how and where to vote by publishing a series of pre-bunk prompts across languages including English, Hindi, Tamil and Bengali based on content by the national and State Election Commissions and civil society partners such as Youth Ki Awaz, Association of Democratic Reforms,” the company said in its statement.
The prompts will appear on the home timeline and in search.
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