Political / Twitter is Working With The Election Commission of India to Deal With Political Bias in Real-Time

News18 : Feb 27, 2019, 11:10 AM

After Twitter, public policy heads of Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram have been called to appear before the parliamentary panel on March 6. Twitter is collaborating closely with the Election Commission of India to help address issues such as political bias and manipulation on its platform in real-time, Public Policy of Twitter. We are working with the poll panel very closely and have established a protocol to reach.

Twitter is collaborating closely with the Election Commission of India to help address issues such as political bias and manipulation on its platform in real-time, Colin Crowell, Global Vice President of Public Policy of Twitter, has said. A day after appearing before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, Crowell told IANS that Twitter has established lines of communication with the poll panel to check manipulation on its platform as the world's largest democracy gets ready for the 2019 polls.

"We are working with the poll panel very closely and have established a protocol and mechanism for them to reach out to us when they need to. We have a dedicated global team that is cross-functional and prepared to address manipulation in the run-up to Lok Sabha elections," elaborated Crowell. Social media, said Crowell, will be a big part of civic discussion before the elections so sanitising Twitter is of the utmost importance to them.