Resources to understand social media, the internet & mobile ecosystem, and technology in context of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Social media platforms Facebook, Google, Twitter, ShareChat, TikTok and IAMAI's voluntary code of ethics for Elections 2019, read it here. See Facebook's Political Ads Library and Twitter's Ads Transparency Centre. Google is yet to launch its Ads Library, although it had announced it in January. The Election Commission's announcements on Fake News, Online political advertising, and Model Code of Conduct. In the same piece, read our take on the announcements and some challenges the ECI will face. A month ago, the Election Commission modified the composition of its Media Certification & Monitoring Committees at District and State level to include an Intermediary or social media expert. See the revised composition of MCMCs here. Note: If you want to add anything I've missed to the list, please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me on Twitter @trishajalan (DMs are open). LIVE BLOG
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