Twitter works with KPU to verify legislative candidates' accounts

Twitter works with KPU to verify legislative candidates' accounts

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Twitter Indonesia Office is collaborating with the General Elections Commission (KPU) to verify the accounts of the legislative candidates standing for this year's parliamentary elections.

First, the KPU would select the Twitter accounts that need to be verified, which will be followed by Twitter checking them to ensure they meet verification standards. Once the accounts are verified, a healthy conversation can be promoted between the candidates and the people, said the Twitter Indonesia Office blog on Wednesday.

Considering that the popular social media platform is a place for different segments of society with diverse views, the Twitter Indonesia Office will ensure it upholds the utmost impartiality.

The Twitter Indonesia Office reiterates that it will firmly uphold the principles of openness, transparency, and impartiality. Its products and policies have never been developed based on certain political ideologies.

On April 17, around 192 million eligible voters across Indonesia will flock to polling booths to cast their votes for their representatives at the House of Representatives (DPR), Regional Representatives Council (DPD), as well as provincial and district/city legislative bodies.

They will also vote for their preferred pair of presidential and vice presidential candidates.

Indonesian citizens living or traveling abroad will also be able to exercise their voting rights in areas determined by the local election committees at the Indonesian embassies, consulate generals, and consulates.

With the due date inching closer, legislative candidates of various political parties are intensifying their efforts to approach community members, who are eligible to vote, including millennials, who are generally first-time voters.

The same strategy is also being applied by the Joko Widodo-Ma'ruf Amin and Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno pairs.