ECI introduces ‘Myth vs Reality Register’ to proactively combat mis-information in
General Elections 2024

JK News Today

New Delhi, April 02: To combat the spread of misinformation and uphold the integrity of the electoral
process, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has today launched a ‘Myth vs Reality
Register’ as part of the ongoing General Elections 2024. It was launched today by Chief
Election Commissioner Shri Rajiv Kumar along with Election Commissioners Shri Gyanesh
Kumar and Shri Sukhbir Singh Sandhu at Nirvachan Sadan, New Delhi. The ‘Myth vs
Reality Register’ is accessible to the public through the Election Commission’s official
website ( The factual Matrix of the Register will be
continuously updated regularly to include the latest busted fakes and fresh FAQs. The
introduction of the ‘Myth vs Reality Register’ marks a significant milestone in the ECI’s
ongoing efforts to safeguard the electoral process from misinformation.

Chief Election Commissioner Shri Rajiv Kumar during the press conference on
announcement of schedule for General Elections 2024 has identified misinformation as
one of the challenges along with money, muscle and MCC violations for electoral
integrity. With the proliferation of misinformation and false narratives becoming a
growing concern in many democracies globally, this innovative and proactive initiative
by ECI is an effort to ensure that voters have access to accurate and verified information
throughout the electoral process.
The ‘Myth vs Reality Register’ serves as a comprehensive repository of factual
information to dispel myths and falsehoods circulating during the election period,
thereby empowering them to make informed decisions. It has been designed in a userfriendly
format broadly covering areas of myths and misinformation around
EVM/VVPAT, Electoral Roll/Voter Services, Conduct of Elections and others. This
register provides already busted election related fake information, probable myths
circulating around on social media platforms, FAQs on important topics and reference
material under different sections for all stakeholders. The register will be updated on
a regular basis.
All stakeholders are encouraged to verify and corroborate any dubious information
received by them through any channel with the information provided in the Myth vs.
Reality register. The platform can be used to verify information, prevent the spread of
misinformation, debunk myths, and stay informed about key issues during the General
Elections 2024. Users can also share the information on different social media platforms
from the register.