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CEC flags challenge of fake social media narratives to free elections

Interacting with a visiting German delegation led by German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, he talked about the process of conducting elections in India which has 950 million voters in 1.1 million polling stations.

Gujarat election dates, Gujarat elections when, Gujarat polls dates, Gujarat voting day, Gujarat results Dec 8, Gujarat election news, Election Commission, Indian ExpressChief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar speaks during a press conference on the Himachal Pradesh election schedule in Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. (Express Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)
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Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Rajiv Kumar on Tuesday flagged the potential of “fake social media narratives” to affect the free and fair conduct of elections in the world.

Interacting with a visiting German delegation led by German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, he talked about the process of conducting elections in India which has 950 million voters in 1.1 million polling stations. Kumar emphasised that the EC ensured “disclosures and participation of political parties at every stage”.

The delegation, also comprising four German MPs and the German Ambassador to India, met Kumar and Election Commissioners Anup Chandra Pandey and Arun Goel at the EC headquarters.

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock checks an EVM in Delhi on Tuesday in presence of CEC Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioners Anup Chandra Pandey and Arun Goel. (PTI)

The German Minister was briefed about the use of technology by the EC and also cast a “vote” on an EVM during a demonstration of the EVM and VVPAT.

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First published on: 06-12-2022 at 14:33 IST
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