Saturday, 16 Feb 2019

Facebook and Instagram will create Indonesian political guide for Presidential election in 2019


IllustrationIllustration - Facebook introduced a guide for politicians and political parties in Indonesia who want to run for campaign. The guide is used both on Facebook and Instagram. The existence of this guide is inseparable from Indonesia is entering the political year marked by the simultaneous Election in the last month and next year the presidential election.

The guidelines for politicians and political parties are mentioned quite practical in interacting with their supporters, and ensure that the credibility of their accounts and Facebook pages are well preserved. Public Policy Lead Facebook Indonesia Ruben Hattari said that they care about the democratic process and are therefore considered important to protect its integrity.

"We do not want anyone to use our tool to disrupt democracy, we introduce this guidance before the General Election takes place in Indonesia as part of our commitment to protect and maintain the integrity of the electoral process" Ruben said in a written statement on Friday, July 13th 2018.

"We want to ensure that the account credibility of politicians and political parties is well preserved so that the people of Indonesia can get reliable information and diverse perspectives" he added.

In this guide, politicians and political parties can find information on how to use Facebook and Instagram effectively, create good and informative content. Then, the user can optimize the use of features on Facebook and Instagram to build an authentic, informative, interesting, and meaningful conversation.

Through this guide also, politicians and political parties can learn best practices in the use of Facebook and Instagram. So too does it contain technical information on how to use unique features, like Facebook Live and instant replies and moderate comments on Instagram.


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