Just a (WeChat) Moment, please!
Have you ever been troubled by the demand for voting on WeChat Moments – the latest fad in App town? Many a time we are asked by “long-lost” friends or “unfamiliar” relatives to cast votes for their acquaintances or children on WeChat Moments, because they are in the fray for something which does not even remotely concern us. The fanaticism of the right to exercise your franchise online throws up “electoral issues” of fairness and objectivity. Gaining votes on WeChat Moments depends on connections, not ability. Contestants and voters have to part with private information to vote online, which can be used by criminals to commit illegal acts. It is time authorities brought in rules to protect personal information.