Lok Sabha Elections: Political parties will require certification for putting ads on social media platforms

As per the Election Commission, no advertisements can be given without the certificate of 'Media Certification and Monitoring Committee' (MCMC)

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With the increasing use of social media by the political parties, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has put some restrictions related to the same. Political parties use social media platforms to put ads without any limitations. However, now the political parties will have to get their ads verified before EC. 

Meanwhile, the EC informed Bombay High Court that it will issue directions prohibiting all social media platforms from running political advertisements. This decision has been taken to curb the wrong use of social media during the elections. The EC informed the Bombay HC regarding its proposed pre-verification rules for political ads and said that this process is in the final stage. 

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The EC has summoned the country’s head of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Whatsapp and others. Earlier, the Commission informed that the social media companies will also follow the model code of conduct for the upcoming elections. 

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