How did the Ministry of Interior improve the results of the parliamentary elections through open source intelligence on social networks?

The Ministry of The Interior is responsible for the internal affairs of the country, such as overseeing the governor, judges, Treasury, donations, zakat collection and tribal affairs. 2011-Now Mr. Hamoud Bin Faisal bin Saeed Al Busaidi is the Minister of The Interior and Eng. Khalid bin Hilal bin Saud Al Busaidi is the Deputy Minister. The Ministry of the Interior was one of the state institutions that formed the institutions of the new government in 1970 and played an important role in all aspects of the country's social and service modernization before the creation of specialized ministries thereafter. It continued to play an important role in the development of society until the state machine spread to all parts of the country.

On May 28, 2022, according to the monitoring by Knowlesys Intelligence System, the media observer titled "Deadline for Filling municipal Council poll nominations", The main content is "Muscat -- Thursday, June 2 is the deadline to submit applications for the third term municipal Council elections, the Interior Ministry has said. The ministry appeals to those wishing to run as candidates and those eligible to run for city Council elections to submit their applications through after completing the e-form and attaching the required documents."

The city council plays a vital role in the development of Oman, and people's enthusiasm for the parliamentary election, the results announced during the election, and the reaction of the voting process are important online open source intelligence for the Ministry of Interior, as well as a key monitoring target for the organization of the election campaign.

How to carry out elections in an orderly and efficient manner, and timely grasp the key Intelligence of the open source information "window period", Knowlesys Intelligence System (click here to learn more) proposed the following targeted methods:

(1) Establish a team of public opinion monitoring information personnel

Each member unit should determine a cadre with good political quality, strong sense of responsibility, quick response and good knowledge of business as the monitoring information officer, to implement 24-hour monitoring and guidance of public opinion related to the parliamentary election work, and strengthen online public opinion monitoring and response.

(2) Establishing a rapid reporting mechanism

The public opinion monitoring information staff of each member unit shall immediately report to the leader in charge of the open source information about the parliamentary election and put forward disposal suggestions.

Knowlesys Intelligence System (click here to learn more) has launched a Social media-specific search engine to help the Omani Ministry of Interior quickly access information on Social Media. Faced with a flood of information on social media, ordinary search engines such as Google cannot find the dark Web and can collect information.

(3) Establish a public opinion research and judgment mechanism

Each member unit should, through tracking analysis, grasp the development trend of public opinion, analyze and judge the degree of emergencies and major public opinion, and put forward reasonable suggestions.

(4) Establish a rapid inspection mechanism

To reflect the situation of the network, the need to investigate, to quickly organize the force to carry out the investigation, and the network against time, and pay attention to careful planning, proper disposal, strict control due to improper disposal of adverse consequences. If it is verified and constitutes a violation of discipline, it shall be investigated and dealt with seriously in accordance with relevant regulations; In case of any discrepancy with the facts or major discrepancy, clarification shall be made promptly. Those who maliciously fabricate rumors or interfere with elections will be investigated and dealt with seriously, with no tolerance.

(5) Establish an information release mechanism

We will release more information about the policies and progress of the parliamentary election work on government websites, websites for the openness of government affairs and special publications for the election change, improve the press release system for the parliamentary election work, and form authoritative and unimpeded channels for the release of information.