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Karnataka SEC to act against misuse of social media

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Bangalore | Sunday, Mar 24 2013 IST
To ensure strict adherence to poll code and cut out any misuse of the social media, the Karnataka State Election Commission will act strictly against those who try to misuse platforms like Twitter or Facebook, a top official today said.

Speaking to UNI, Karnataka Chief Electoral Officer Anil Kumar Jha said the commission will keep a close watch on political parties and candidates trying to take unduly advantage of social media. Anything objectionable will be immediately reported, he stated.

Mr Jha said so far the Commission had not come across the parties using the social media for wrong purposes.

"They are welcome to use it. But they should not cross the line and breach the code. If they do so, they will be responsible," he warned.

He said the time spend on social media during campaigning will be included under the poll expenditure limit for the candidates.

"Though we cannot keep account for all those expenditure the candidates incur, they will be watched by us very closely. The violators will be booked under IPC for electoral malpractice," he added. UNI RS RJ PR2249 NNNN

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