​ECI’s Guidelines for Ethical Social Media Use in Campaigns

  • On 6th May, 2024, ECI issued guidelines to regulate the use of social media platforms by political parties and their representatives during election campaigning.
  • Parties are required to promptly remove any fake content from their platforms within three hours of notification.
  • The advisory stressed adherence to the Information Technology Act, 2000, the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, the Indian Penal Code, and the Representation of the People Acts of 1950 and 1951.
  • Parties were instructed to avoid publishing deepfake audio and videos, spreading misinformation, posting derogatory content towards women, using children in campaigns, and depicting violence or ....
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