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Why the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will be fought and won in tech war rooms

India already has close to 900 million eligible voters, and an estimated half-a-billion have access to the Internet

Aditya Kalra | Reuters 

When India votes in a general election next year, it will be the world’s largest democratic exercise, and the biggest ever test of the role of social media in an election. As the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) readies for battle with the newly energized Congress party-led opposition in the election that must be held by May, the role of Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp could be crucial in deciding who wins. India already has close to 900 million eligible voters, and an estimated half-a-billion have access to the Internet. The country has 300 million Facebook users and ...

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First Published: Thu, December 20 2018. 11:52 IST
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