The media report has claimed that the recent upswing in Rahul Gandhi's social media traction may be due to bots. Twitterbot is a software which autonomously can push up a tweet or so as it can perform actions such as tweeting, retweeting, liking, following and unfollowing.
The automation of Twitter accounts is governed by a set of automation rules that outline proper and improper uses of automation. The media report - the link of which has been shared by I&B Minister also claimed that these alleged 'bots' with a Russian, Kazakh or Indonesian characteristics were routinely Re-Tweeting (RT-ing) the Congress leader's tweets. "Further scrutiny of these Twitter accounts showed that the follower list was usually under 10 users and retweets comprised of random topics from across the world and those of Rahul Gandhi," it said.
Ever since his return from overseas visit, the Congress vice president has been showing greater interest to the micro blogging site and there have been also greater outflow of Tweets from him. Recently, another Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar also had taken dig at Mr Gandhi and had said, "Mere indulging in politics of Tweets without working on the ground only reflects political bankruptcy". (UNI)