Democracy Summit: ECI hosts conference
Rajiv Kumar, the Chief Election Commissioner of India recently inaugurated an international conference. The conference was held under the theme “Use of Technology and Elections Integrity”. More than 16 countries participated in the conference. ECI has planned to conduct three conferences prior to the Democracy Summit which is to be held in March 2023. This is the second conference in the series. The first conference was held on the theme “Role, Framework and Capacity of Election Management Bodies”. Only 11 countries participated in the first conference. All the conferences were held in Delhi.
The focus of the conference
The attendees discussed the “Fake Narratives” during the conference. The fake narrative is making people believe what is not true. Voters perceive and make false beliefs based on untrue facts and propaganda. This misleads them and they end up choosing the wrong candidate. Fake narratives have increased mainly because of social media and Artificial Intelligence. In the digital world, it is easy to create fake news.
Summit for Democracy
The Summit for Democracy is hosted by the USA. It was proposed by President Joe Biden. The first summit was held in December 2021. The summit aims to build the capacity of Election Management Bodies from all over the world and increase their potential.