As many as 11 civil society organisations have urged the Election Commission of India to pay special attention to online campaigning and surrogate advertisements, inadequacies in voluntary code of ethics, use of emerging technologies such as deepfakes, and voter surveillance. 

The letter was signed by Article 21 Trust, Association for Democratic Reforms, Campaign Against Hate Speech, Common Cause, Internet Freedom Foundation, LibTech India, Maadhyam, Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan, National Alliance of People’s Movements, Rajasthan Asangathit Mazdoor Union, and Software Freedom Law Center, India.