The National Electoral Chamber called on the pre-candidates to sign a “digital ethical commitment”

The National Electoral Chamber (CNE) called for this Thursday the presidential candidates, national political parties, internet platforms and journalistic associations to sign a “commitment to combat disinformation” in social networks and digital media, in the face of this year’s elections. The call is scheduled for 12.00, at the headquarters of the Court, in view of the Simultaneous and Mandatory Open Primaries (PASO), which will take place on August 13, and the General Elections, scheduled for October 22. “Given the challenges to which electoral processes are subject and being aware of the need to have the active participation of all the actors involved, the National Electoral Chamber called for a new commitment to combat disinformation in social networks and other digital environments, during this year’s national elections,” announced the CNE through a statement. In addition to the presidential candidates and national political parties, the companies Meta, Twitter, Google and Tik Tok were invited to participate; the Latin American Internet Association (ALAI); the Association of Journalistic Entities (Adepa); the Argentine Journalism Forum (Fopea); the Association of Journalists of the Argentine Republic (Apera); the Agence France-Presse news agency and the Association of Digital Journalism (APD).” The purpose of the commitment to be signed by the entities convened is to promote the honesty of the democratic debate in the next national elections, in order to contribute to mitigating the negative effects of the dissemination of false content and other disinformation tactics in social networks and other digital environments”; said the CNE.

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