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Are hashtags really political ads?

A "hashtag" makes for "highly-polarised political narratives", opined a panel set up under an ex-IRS officer, Harish Kumar, to review poll expenditure limits and expenditure monitoring mechanisms

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Sandeep Goyal 



Sandeep Goyal

The Media Certification & Monitoring Committee (MCMC) of the will hitherto oversee the use of in political advertising in all Indian elections. A “hashtag” on makes for “highly-polarised political narratives”, opined a panel set up under an ex-IRS officer, Harish Kumar, to review poll expenditure limits and expenditure monitoring mechanisms. The panel called for the creation of a separate monitoring cell in the district election officer’s (DEO's) office to track political ads on during polls, and report them to the expenditure observer.

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First Published: Fri, March 19 2021. 23:45 IST

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