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A war over bots & Rahul Gandhi tweets

A war over bots & Rahul Gandhi tweets”

While Gandhi's tweet also had a pun on demonetisation, an exercise vehemently opposed by the Congress and many other Opposition parties he, however, found support from leaders like former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah, who tweeted, "If I was Rahul Gandhi I'd be rubbing my hands with glee.The planted stories, the coordinated attack all highlight how anxious he has the BJP". The Congress has been out of power for 22 years in the state, while the BJP is trying to win six consecutive terms. The verbal fight is likely to intensify after Rahul Gandhi launched scathing attacks on BJP ahead of assembly elections in Gujarat.

A Twitterbot is a software that autonomously performs activities such as tweeting, retweeting, liking, following and unfollowing. She attached a report by the news agency ANI that said: "Bots behind the rise in Rahul Gandhi's Twitter popularity".

The report which has pointed out that there might be bots behind Rahul Gandhi's twitter popularity was shared by Smriti Irani who questioned the authenticity of his followers.

BJP leaders charged that the Twitter handles supporting Rahul, and retweeting his tweets, were computer-generated and were dubiously coming from countries such as Kazakstan, Russia and Indonesia.

Smriti's junior, Rajyavardhan Rathore, tweeted: "In sports, this would come under "Doping". hey wait??" "Troll Minister please remind us the last election YOU sweeped?"

Rahul Gandhi's "resurgence" on social media also goes hand in hand with another news report claiming that the Congress had roped in Big Data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica for a more targeted digital campaign to woo voters.

"The Story is factually wrong".

Summary: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi may take over the party's reins from his mother Sonia Gandhi on October 30. Responding to Irani's tweet, that bots could have pushed Rahul's tweets, Spandana wrote, "Why do we need them when we have you?"

The party also said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders use bad language against Rahul Gandhi and other senior Congress leaders, but the party never uses defamatory words on the social networking site. "Congress's social media dream aborted?" said one tweet from Malviya.



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