Facebook to encourage people to vote in Gujarat, Himachal polls
New Delhi: Forward of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh meeting polls, social media big Fb at the moment teamed up with the workplaces of chief electoral officers of the states to encourage individuals to take part within the upcoming state elections.
As a part of this collaboration, Fb will promote a reminder in individuals’s ‘Information Feed’ on three completely different polling days — November 9, December 9 and December 14 — to assist educate individuals in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat on the upcoming state polls and encourage them to participate, a launch stated.
“The reminder will assist encourage participation within the upcoming state elections, and will likely be run along with the marketing campaign run by the workplace of the Chief Electoral Officer of Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat to encourage individuals to vote,” it added.
Nitin Saluja, Politics and Authorities Outreach Supervisor, Fb India, South and Central Asia, stated the collaboration will make it simpler for the individuals of Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat to take part of their state elections.
Himachal Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Pushpendra Rajput stated the importance of reaching out to key audiences by way of social media platforms can’t be overemphasised.
“With the form of attain Fb has, it has been our endeavour to utilise this medium as an efficient software for data dissemination and consciousness creation,” he stated.
Gujarat’s CEO B B Swain stated ?There’s a two-way dialog taking place the place individuals share what they care about, and officers get trustworthy, real-time suggestions. …I’m positive sending out polling day reminders in each the phases will lead to a excessive participation by the group.”
There are greater than 212 million people who find themselves lively on Fb in India.
As per the discharge, round 37 million individuals generated over 312 million interactions throughout final 5 Indian state elections 2017.