Use of social media sites reviewed during May 13 local elections

Published On: May 26, 2022 09:27 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 26: The Social Media Sites Monitoring Committee of the Election Commission (EC) has reviewed the use of social sites and digital media during the local level elections held on May 13. 

At the committee's meeting held on Wednesday, Secretary at the Election Commission Gokarna Mani Dawadi, who is also the committee's coordinator Gokarna Mani Duwadi, concluded that the committee's work was highly effective despite limited time and resources available. 

The Committee could carry out more effective work in the coming election by learning from difficulties surfaced in election-related arrangements and existing laws, he said. 

Social sites and digital media were fully utilized to disseminate voter education during the election and their use was economical, stated the Commission's joint secretary Tulasi Bahadur Shrestha. 

Similarly, Chairperson of the Nepal Telecommunications Authority Puroshottam Khanal has suggested the proper utilization of digital platforms to reduce its misuse during elections. Of the total 120,000 election materials monitored during the poll, the election code of conduct was violated in 543, said Aadesh Khadka, chief of the information and technology section under the EC.



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