Will curb unverified political ads on social media: EC to Bombay HC.

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Election Commission has informed Bombay High Court that it will issue directions prohibiting all social media platforms from displaying political advertisements not pre-verified by it. The Commission told the court that a meeting between the poll body and all social media intermediaries is scheduled for today to decide on the issue.

The commission said it is trying to evolve a notification mechanism for identifying and flagging political ads that have not been pre-verified but have still managed to appear on social media platforms.

It said that a code of conduct is being evolved in consultation with the Internet and Mobile Association of India and the social media intermediaries to incorporate all the proposed measures and any other direction that may be issued by this court.

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