Twitter announced a series of initiatives on Monday, saying its focus is to encourage an informed and healthy dialogue among candidates, political parties, citizens, the media and society. These initiatives include providing information search tips to the Indian Election Commission and the state election commissions so that users can more easily find reliable information on candidate lists, voting dates, polling stations and EVM voter registration and other election-related topics.
West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry plan to conduct a poll in 2021.
The second initiative is to customize emoticons, which aims to encourage people to participate in election-related discussions and will continue until May 10. The next one is a series of advance notices and cancellation notices to resolve election-related errors on Twitter, and will appear in people’s residence timetables and searches, including information on how to register to vote and details about EVM and VVPAT information. In addition, the service will focus on solving key issues arising from planning Twitter Twitter Moment.
Another initiative is a youth discussion series called #DemocracyAdda, which aims to enable young Indians to participate in the upcoming parliamentary elections in 2021, thereby improving the quality of voters and civic participation.
All of these will be activated in six languages-English, Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, Assamese and Malayalam to cater to listeners from all over India.
In addition, in order to bring women in Indian politics into focus, the service will bring back #HerPoliticalJourney, a video series where female political leaders talk about their personal stories with leading female journalists.
“During elections, public dialogue is crucial, and Twitter is how this happens. With the accelerated development of digital penetration in India, more and more people now have access to credible, authoritative and timely information. This is An important tool for exercising civil rights,” said Public Manager Payal Kamat. Twitter India’s policy and government.
She added: “By leveraging the power of the open internet, we encourage people across India to participate in the 2021 parliamentary election dialogue.”