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Social media platforms to be involved in black campaign eradication

Kamis 11 Januari 2018 02:45 WIB

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Chairman of the General Election Commission, Arief Budiman

Chairman of the General Election Commission, Arief Budiman

Foto: Republika/Iman Firmansyah

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- A number of social media platforms are invited to participate in combating black campaigns during the 2018 Gubernatorial Election process, as well as the 2019 General Election.

"The General Election Commission, Election Supervisory Board, and the Ministry of Communication and Informatics, along with several social media platforms, will sign a partnership next month to ensure an aesthetically pleasing and exciting election, which can kindle the creativity of many people," Chairman of the General Election Commission, Arief Budiman, stated in Jakarta on Tuesday.

He further noted that the cooperation is being carried out to ensure that the rights of voters are protected, especially to obtain the correct information.

Voters must be able to access accurate information about the candidates as well as the election processes, he added.

Through the cooperation, the circulation of information related to the election processes will be supported by various information facilities.

"Therefore, it would reach the public faster, while its accountability is ensured," he remarked.

On a different occasion, Legal Researcher for Election and Democracy, Fadli Ramadhanil, revealed that social media platforms should be invited for specific discussions to address black campaigns in social media.

He believed that the involvement of social media platforms can contribute to the maintenance of a healthy competition.

"In addition to the Board, Police Force, and the ministry, various social media platforms should be involved in order to maintain a healthy competition," he

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