A war over bots & Rahul Gandhi tweets
Rahul Gandhi has apparently found a new ally — bots. According to some BJP leaders who cited a recent news agency report, the Congress’ scion’s “newfound popularity” on social media has been “manufactured” through bots who have tweeting about him and his activities round the clock.
Speaking to DNA, Amit Malviya, head of the BJP’s Information and Technology department said that the “manufactured support” showcased the “desperation” of the Congress party.
“This support has been manufactured on social media to create an illusion of a resurgence because the Congress party is desperate. Incidentally, all these handles either tweet similar random stuff from across the world or tweet only about Rahul Gandhi,” Malviya said.
Responding to Malviya’s charges, actor-turned-politician Divya Spandana, better known as Ramya, who took over the reigns of the Grand Old Party’s social media cell from Deepender Singh Hooda, trashed the news report.
“The Story is factually wrong. Can understand your eagerness to please the I&B ministry and the Bots Janata Party,” Ramya tweeted.
To prove her point she also retweeted a tweet: “10 bots on which ANI story is based, activated 4 days ago.RG’s tweet was 6 days ago. Out of 54K reaction how ANI …read more