ECP collaborates with Meta, Facebook to boost marginalized group participation in elections

ECP collaborates with Meta, Facebook to boost marginalized group participation in elections

ISLAMABAD, Sep 27 (APP): The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) convened a consultative meeting with representatives from Meta and Facebook to discuss strategies aimed at increasing awareness regarding the participation of marginalized groups in electoral processes.

Chaired by Secretary ECP, Omar Hamid Khan, the meeting featured a presentation by the Secretary himself, in which he discussed the Election Commission’s efforts in the media and electoral domain. Also in attendance were Special Secretary Syed Asif Hussain and other senior officers.

The Meta and Facebook team showcased four informative videos addressing topics such as election bullying, misinformation/disinformation, and media literacy in the context of electoral processes.

They also stressed the importance of generating widespread awareness regarding the participation of women, youth, persons with disabilities, transgender individuals, and other marginalized groups in elections.

Both organizations engaged in fruitful discussions, which included the translation of Facebook community standards into Urdu and regional languages as a means to tackle societal polarization. This meeting marks a substantial stride in fortifying Pakistan’s democratic process in preparation for the upcoming General Elections.

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