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Modi, Leading Politician on Twitter has 70 Percent Fake Followers

By SiliconIndia  |   Tuesday, 06 August 2013, 06:12 Hrs   |    6 Comments
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Bangalore: Social networking sites are playing a major role across India in persuading the urban electorate in more than 150 Lok Sabha constituencies. Narendra Modi and other political leaders are competing against one another to gain followers, reports Rishi K Manoj of ‘The Week’. But the interesting thing to note is that even though Modi appears to be the leading politician on twitter, 70 percent of his followers are fake.

Out of the total 543 constituencies, there are about 160 vulnerable, high impact constituencies which are likely to be influenced by social networking sites during the elections, states a joint study conducted by IRIS Knowledge Foundation and Internet and Mobile Association of India.

According to the latest figures on Twitter, Modi looks to be way ahead of Shashi Tharoor, Union Minister, and also has the most followers with around 20,04,650 people following him.

Narendra Modi has recently started Twitter accounts in many other Indian Languages, apart from English. It is reported that the IT cell of BJP has been working to create followers in the regional accounts. A recent study conducted by a new media technology firm, states that more than 70percent of the followers of Narendra Modi are ‘Fake’. About 4.13 lakh accounts are ‘inactive’, according to the study using latest software technology. 

Many other politicians are also being followed by fake profiles, along with Modi. These profiles are being used in social networking sites to persuade the voters.

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Reader's comments(6)
1: Keep trying buddy coz nobody cares for your "fake" news
Posted by:vikram - 07 Aug, 2013
2: I ) Indian media should cover nothing but Satish Chandra. India can economically grow 30% per year or more without foreign investment and be the world's supreme military power immediately for which he -- the world's greatest scientist -- has been suppressed with 24-hour satellite surveillance for 36 years. Modi is CIA-sponsored. All politicians are CIA-controlled. India's government is a proxy for the CIA. The requirement, brought by Manmohan Singh, for mid-career Indian civil servants (sending military officers for training to the United States has the same purpose) to go to U.S. universities for training so their future career prospects, promotions, etc. are controlled by Americans is meant to make India's government as a proxy for the CIA more perfect. A long-standing requirement in American and British universities is that to receive a Ph.D. degree from them, Indians have to agree to work for American or British intelligence agencies. IndiasLegitimateRulerSatishChandraDOTblogspotDOTcom

People from Telangana try hard to get into the United States despite the racial discrimination though in language, culture and history they differ a lot more from the United States than from the rest of Andhra Pradesh, because the United States is rich and powerful. In an India that is the most prosperous and powerful country in the world -- as Satish Chandra can make it -- there will be no separatist demands such as Telangana. For this chase the Anglo-Americans and their Indian proxies out of India. Or just focus on the media people and beat them to death for suppressing Satish Chandra.
Posted by:Satish Chandra - 07 Aug, 2013
3: There are many fake stories gets fabricated against Narendra Modi. His opponents simply deny every thing that glorifies Narendra Modi. e.g. There is no progress in Gujarat. There is no development in infrastructure in Gujarat. All achievements being spelled out by Modi are false. Modi is not a national leader. No body knows Modi outside Gujarat. The figures of employments in Gujarat are fake. And what not? In fact media is failed in accessing the dissatisfaction of people of Nehruvian Congress. People need a leader. They have found Narendra Modi. Anna Hazare was also backed by people. But he could not stand against tactics of Nehruvian leaders. Here is Narendra Modi who is capable and skillful enough to uproot Nehruvian Congress. Despite of media's negative approach on Modi, Modi has wiped out Nehruvian Congress from Gujarat. Media knows very well that how much black-red money Nehruvian Congress has in foreign banks. Who can purchase them to convert them yellow? Look, I am 73 years of age. I had seen MK Gandhi. I have faith in MK Gandhi. I have not visited or seen Modi. I definitely follow him and praise him, because I find him capable to bring India to India of my dream. Now stop talking none sense about Modi, I know that media and pseudo ruthlessly abuse Narendra Modi because they are safe under his rule. We also know that they have to courage to talk even on date against the autocracy of Nehruvians.
Posted by:shirish dave - 07 Aug, 2013
4: I'd like to know which "latest software technology" was used to determine that "70%" of Modi's following on Twitter is fake.

Here are the gaping holes in this article.

1. Modi looks way ahead of Shashi Tharoor (20 lakh plus following) and they say 70% is fake = 14 lakh followers (only 4.13 inactive accounts)

2. 4.13 lakh users were "inactive" - what is the time-span of inactivity used to determine "inactive accounts"? 1 day? 2 days? 1 month? 2 months? Oops, not sure...

3. Many other politicians also have fake following. Which other politician? And if there are others, why not name them as well?

4. If next big what is an entrepreneur forum, what are they doing talking about Narendra Modi's fan following when their latest updates are all about products and services for corporations? I mean apart from milking the possible publicity from this manufactured controversy?

You know what I'm thinking right now? Next Big What is trolling on the internet and I think I just troll-fed them. The doubt really is whether even Silicon India troll-fed NBW or if they're also doing the trolling.
Posted by:Karthik - 07 Aug, 2013
Nehruvian Congress leaders and its allies do not use software. They use hardware.
shirish dave Replied to: Karthik - 07 Aug, 2013
6: lol feku modi
Posted by:indian - 06 Aug, 2013
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