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Communal hate gets top nod? Modi and his ministers follow people who trend hate-filled hashtags on social media

Sabrangindia 22 Oct 2019

A staunch supporter of the RSS and other Hindu outfits, Modi and other officials have yet not un-followed the handle


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Many truths emerged in a divisive, hatred-filled communal war that took place on Twitter yesterday. When right-wing warriors and their Twitter army set out on the Twitter Kurukshetra to avenge Kamlesh Tiwari’s murder, they resorted to the lowest form of warfare – spewing communal hate by trending a hashtag that called for the absolute boycott of all Muslims.

While, it took more than 24 hours for the complicit social media site in addressing the open hatemongering and abiding by their own hate policy to intervene and stop the hashtag from trending; what was more surprising was that the right-wing outfits and Hindutva warriors were found to be followed by India’s Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself.

Not just him, BJP’s top brass – Piyush Goyal, the Minister of Railways and Commerce; Baijayant Jay Panda, the VP & Spokesperson of the BJO; Bhupendra Chaubey, news anchor and Kapil Mishra, a BJP party member too follow the people who grab every opportunity to spread communal hate.

One such example is attached below.



In this case, a twitter user personally tagged the BJP authorities, with proof, requesting them to un-follow the person for taking part in this shameful trend and sending a wrong message to the society.

At the time of publishing this, none of the authorities had done so. If hatemongering, divisive politics and radical extremism by the majority is supported by the highest authorities themselves, will the minorities ever feel safe in their own country?
 
Related:
Hate Watch: How Hate Trends On Twitter—A Look into Communal Echo Chambers
Decoding Hate: Murder of local ‘Hindutva’ leader, followers spew communal venom
Like Bashirhat, boy circulates derogatory content on Prophet Muhammad but Birbhum saved from burning
Who was behind the #Gandhi Jayanti vs #Godse_Amar_Rahe: India’s Twitter War?
 

Communal hate gets top nod? Modi and his ministers follow people who trend hate-filled hashtags on social media

A staunch supporter of the RSS and other Hindu outfits, Modi and other officials have yet not un-followed the handle


Image result for Modi and his ministers follow people who trend hate-filled hashtags on social media
Image Courtesy: newslaundry.com

Many truths emerged in a divisive, hatred-filled communal war that took place on Twitter yesterday. When right-wing warriors and their Twitter army set out on the Twitter Kurukshetra to avenge Kamlesh Tiwari’s murder, they resorted to the lowest form of warfare – spewing communal hate by trending a hashtag that called for the absolute boycott of all Muslims.

While, it took more than 24 hours for the complicit social media site in addressing the open hatemongering and abiding by their own hate policy to intervene and stop the hashtag from trending; what was more surprising was that the right-wing outfits and Hindutva warriors were found to be followed by India’s Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself.

Not just him, BJP’s top brass – Piyush Goyal, the Minister of Railways and Commerce; Baijayant Jay Panda, the VP & Spokesperson of the BJO; Bhupendra Chaubey, news anchor and Kapil Mishra, a BJP party member too follow the people who grab every opportunity to spread communal hate.

One such example is attached below.



In this case, a twitter user personally tagged the BJP authorities, with proof, requesting them to un-follow the person for taking part in this shameful trend and sending a wrong message to the society.

At the time of publishing this, none of the authorities had done so. If hatemongering, divisive politics and radical extremism by the majority is supported by the highest authorities themselves, will the minorities ever feel safe in their own country?
 
Related:
Hate Watch: How Hate Trends On Twitter—A Look into Communal Echo Chambers
Decoding Hate: Murder of local ‘Hindutva’ leader, followers spew communal venom
Like Bashirhat, boy circulates derogatory content on Prophet Muhammad but Birbhum saved from burning
Who was behind the #Gandhi Jayanti vs #Godse_Amar_Rahe: India’s Twitter War?
 

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