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JNUSU poll: Kremlin on banks of Yamuna

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By Sagar Sethi

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After the plebeian presidential debate that initiated on September 8 and continued till the wee hours on September 9, save one Kanhaiya, the student community of JNU stamped their votes on September 11. The morning began with tea, and Lal Salaam or Vande Mataram!

Amidst all the sloganeering and dafli beats AISF’s Presidential candidate Kanhaiya Kumar tells us how the culture of sloganeering in JNU has changed.

Sirf 8 din mein parties ko apne candidate project karna padhta hai, toh who traditional slogans ke baje candidates ke naamo se naara laga rahe hai,” says Kumar.

Owing to the Lyngdoh Committee’s recommendations, students feel more disconnected from their representatives. Consequently, politics in the Red Bastion has been largely reduced to advertising and image projection.

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This would even explain the measly turnout of voters in JNU this year. Much like the redness of JNU walls, the glory of its progressive politics is also fading.

Alongside this massive de-politicization is an ongoing DU-isation of JNU. So what lies in store for a future JNUite – the fate of another brick in the wall?

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In about forty eight hours, JNU’s Election Commission will declare the results of this year’s election. Will AISA’s ‘Vijay, Shehla, Rama, Hamid,’ win it? Or will ABVP’s Gaurav? The real question is, what next?

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Twitter Makes Election-Related Tool Live in US To Help Users Report Tweets About Misinformation

Twitter has already banned all kinds of political ads from its platform

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If Twitter finds the tweet violates its election integrity policy, the user could be asked to remove the tweet, and repeated offenders would be banned, Politico reported on Thursday. Pixabay

Twitter has made an election-related tool live in the US that will help users report tweets about voter suppression and misinformation.

In the “report this tweet” drop-down menu, Twitter users in the US will be able to choose “it’s misleading about a political election” or “it intends to suppress or intimidate someone from voting” as options.

If Twitter finds the tweet violates its election integrity policy, the user could be asked to remove the tweet, and repeated offenders would be banned, Politico reported on Thursday.

“As caucuses and primaries for the presidential election get underway, we’re building on our efforts to protect the public conversation,” Carlos Monje Jr, Twitter’s director of public policy and philanthropy, said in a statement.

This is the first time such a tool is being made live for elections and it may soon come to India too.

“This reporting flow has been an important aspect of our efforts since early 2019 to protect the health of the conversation for elections around the globe, specifically in India, the UK, and across the EU,” Monje said.

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Twitter has made an election-related tool live in the US that will help users report tweets about voter suppression and misinformation. Pixabay

Twitter has already banned all kinds of political ads from its platform.

No political content will be promoted from candidates, parties, governments or officials, public accounts committees (PACs) and certain political non-profit groups.

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The new reporting tool is another attempt from Twitter to prevent election fraud in the US. (IANS)