Bangalore, November 11 2018: As the nation gears up for the upcoming State #AssemblyElections2018 in Chattisgarh, Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Telangana, conversations and debates on Twitter in the past week alone, recorded 1.2 million Tweets related to these elections.... from election emoji to #ElectionOnTwitter events, as well as live Q&As on the platform.
The platform has launched a special emoji to light up the conversations around these State Elections. From now until 23 Dec 2018, citizens can activate a special Twitter #AssemblyElections2018 emoji using the following hashtags in a Tweet. State-specific hashtags are included so that citizens can follow the conversations unique to their states.
In the lead up to the State Elections, Twitter partnered youth organization @YouthKiAwaaz in hosting a series of
The first session was held in New Delhi in September, where Twitter co-hosted a series of 3 panels with Youth ki Awaaz, featuring speakers who were primarily Members of Parliament and political party spokespersons. They participated on three Twitter-exclusive debates: ‘The Three Pillars’ (on checks and balances in Indian democracy), ‘Can the Centre Hold’ (on the rise of federalism) and ‘The Politics of Protest’ (on activism and social media). The event was live-streamed and also attended by over 1000 young people.