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    MCMC to closely monitor social media during LS polls

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    In Hyderabad, the Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC) is closely monitoring social media usage by political parties and candidates. They are ensuring accountability in political messaging on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, and Instagram during elections.

    Ronald Rose, the Hyderabad District Election Officer, stated that the MCMC will follow Election Commission guidelines to monitor social media activity. Cyber police and officers will also monitor social media to prevent content that could disrupt peace and harmony.

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    S Senthil Kumaran, the Expenditure Observer for Hyderabad Parliament Constituency, inspected the MCMC Centre at Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation headquarters. He reviewed the activities being conducted during the parliamentary elections in Hyderabad district and expressed satisfaction with their management.

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    The observer advised the MCMC to closely monitor election-related issues on social media platforms, especially topics related to the Parliament elections. The committee will strictly follow guidelines to prevent attacks on religions and castes, abusive language, incitement to violence, and other violations during the election period.

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    The MCMC, election expenditure monitoring committee, and MCC nodal officers will work together during the polls. The Election Commission has issued detailed guidelines for political advertisements on social media, including obtaining certification before publishing content. Social networking sites must also track expenditures by political parties and candidates on advertisements.

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