The goal of the camp was to improve the organization’s social media capabilities and combat the rapid spread of fake news.
Addressing camp attendees, Khera said, “Our social media team is well equipped to deal with those who try to create friction between communities.”
Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee Chairperson Nana Patole said, “We need to have a social media war room in every district to expand the reach of the party.
Cabinet Minister Yashomati Thakur remarked that social media is not a place for public discourse, but “a place to forget internal differences and unite for a cause”.
Lamba said everyone should even be ready to go to jail in the “fight for the truth”.
Congress National Social Media Unit Chairman Rohan Gupta said, “Congress is ready to wage the war on hate and destroy the false propaganda placed by the BJP. Social media warriors have issued the bugle call of Nagpur to combat the hateful ideology of BJP-RSS.
Vishal Muttemwar, chairman of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee Social Media Unit, said the camp witnessed participation from across the country. “We had members from all over the country sharing their experiences. We are grateful to the senior leaders of our party who provided guidance and encouragement to party members,” Muttemwar said.
Young members of Congress from different states shared their excitement about the event on social media. SK Muzadpuria tweeted, “The enthusiasm that has ignited in the youths after listening to their (elders) speech will work in the upcoming elections.”