The 2018 Assembly polls, conducted across Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram, was among the most widely-covered elections on Twitter. Here are some statistics from #IndiaElections2018.
The micro-blogging platform has introduced several initiatives to providing real-time updates on campaign trails, connecting voters to politicians and also enabling citizens to have their voices heard during the elections.
Bots tend to get involved at particular times, trends for sharing showed. Once an article is published on Twitter, likely bots are more prevalent in the first few seconds than at later times. After that, humans do most of the retweeting.
The policy at present does not mention caste as a separate category but only prohibits users from inciting violence or attacking others “on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease.”
New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Sonam Kapoor, who started “fearvsneerja” campaign on social media for her upcoming biopic film ‘Neerja’, is a getting an overwhelming response from the Bollywood stars. The campaign is getting a hit on social media after several Bollywood celebs shared what they are afraid of in their short videos. Celebs like Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Sunny Leone, Lisa Ray, Athiya Shetty and Ayushmann Khurrana among few others have taken forward the social media campaign till now. Sonam Kapoor’s Dubsmash from ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo’ had earlier gone viral on the micro blogging site amongst the Bollywood brigade and the commoners as well. ‘Neerja’ directed by renowned ad man Ram Madhvani, will hit the theatres onFebruary 19.
New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Prakash Karat on Monday visited the JNU campus to express solidarity with the protesting students. Taking potshots at Home Minister Rajnath Singh's statement that JNU incident was supported by Hafiz Saeed, he said that Home Minister relies on a 'fake' Twitter handle. He further said that they were not perturbed by some unwarranted elements imposing the label of 'anti-national' on them. Karat added that they are prepared to face everything and are not worried about being labelled anti-national or something.
New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): 'Joining the league of several actors, noted Indian actor Kamal Haasan made a grand entry on Twitter on the occasion of Republic Day. The south superstar's first tweet was a video of the rendition of the National Anthem in his voice. Kamal Haasan captioned the video as, "India's freedom struggle remains unique even today. Respecting it is d only way to keep it and set new world standards." The actor's account which was verified within a few hours of his first tweet got over 30,000 followers in 24 hours. Kamal Haasan's elder daughter Shruti Haasan also welcomed the actor on the micro blogging site by citing him as his "most favourite person". The actor, who has won several accolades throughout his career, is one of the popular and biggest stars of cinema in south India.