Amit Shah in 1,800 Delhi BJP WhatsApp groups to 'stem fake news'

NEW DELHI: The Delhi BJP has formed loads of WhatsApp groups with its national president Amit Shah as a member in each and every of them for providing "direct information" and stemming pretend news.

In the run-up to the 2019 general elections, BJP's Delhi unit leaders are revising teams as much as Mandal-level and bringing the party administrative center bearers and staff on quite a lot of social media platforms, including WhatsApp.

"We are trying to bring all the party office bearers and workers on social media platforms. So far, over 1800 WhatsApp groups have been formed and the number is increasing. The move is aimed to provide direct information and stem fake news," said Neelkant Bakshi, head (media relations) and co-in rate of Delhi BJP's social media unit.

Each WhatsApp team can have contact numbers of Shah and Delhi BJP leader Manoj Tiwari, he said.

In a gathering ultimate month, Shah had cautioned social media savvy staff and his party leaders in opposition to posting pretend news and spreading false messages on social media platforms, saying it hurt the party's credibility.

The WhatsApp groups formed via the Delhi BJP will cross an extended strategy to ensure that the party's instructions and assignments are being undertaken sincerely via its administrative center bearers and staff, Bakshi said.

The party has additionally deliberate social media meets to be held at district and Mandal levels within the coming months to spread the messages of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and achievements of the BJP-led executive at the Centre, he said.

Focus shall be to succeed in out to the younger generation that is dependent more on social media for information and news than conventional resources like newspapers and tv channels, he added.

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