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New Delhi: Ahead of the Assembly elections 2022, micro-blogging site Twitter on Thursday announced a series of initiatives to empower citizens with the right knowledge before they cast their vote. Twitter said these initiatives, powered by an open internet, are directed towards not just ensuring a high voter turnout, but also aiding in ensuring voters are involved, engaged and informed throughout the election cycle, and that everyone with the right to vote is a 'jagruk voter.''

"Twitter is what's happening, and events of political and civic significance always find a place among the conversations on the service," Payal Kamat, Public Policy and Government, Twitter India, said in a statement.

"In line with that, we have been working in partnership with official authorities, including the Election Commission of India to empower every #JagrukVoter on Twitter, and we will continue to harness the power of the Open Internet to strengthen civic dialogue and encourage quality participation this election season," Kamat added.

In the first line up of initiatives, Twitter said it will be launching a customized emoji, which will further be supported with a notification and reminder mechanism which will allow people to voluntarily sign-up for reminders on the day voting starts.

A voter education quiz will be aimed at engaging people in Q&As with necessary facts about the polls. Twitter will also be expanding its dedicated search prompt, powered by the Election Commission of India (@ECISVEEP) to provide people  with real time updates and developments on the elections from 'credible' and 'authoritative' sources.

In addition to English, the Search Prompt will be available in Hindi, Punjabi, and Konkani, and will be supported by several hashtags.




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