Election chatter on Twitter sees huge bounce at 396 million tweets

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Twitter was abuzz through the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, with as many as 396 million tweets being despatched out on the platform since January this yr, recording an outstanding bounce over the earlier normal elections. Within the Lok Sabha elections of 2014, the micro-blogging platform had generated greater than 56 million election-related tweets between January 1 and Might 12, 2014, though the consumer base at the moment was far decrease.

Twitter, nonetheless, doesn’t present country-wise break up of its consumer numbers. On Thursday alone, three.2 million tweets had been despatched out as counting of the votes progressed by way of the day. Apparently, a 3rd of those had been recorded between three pm and four pm, across the identical time that Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his victory put up.

“The amount of dialog round #LokSabhaElections2019 together with Tweets from candidates, political events, residents and the information media ensured that from 1 January 2019 until 23 Might 2019, Twitter noticed greater than 396 million Tweets on the platform…,” a press release from Twitter stated.

Modi’s tweet — “Collectively we develop. Collectively we prosper. Collectively we’ll construct a robust and inclusive India. India wins but once more! #VijayiBharat” — obtained over lakh retweets and three.18 lakh likes. Modi emerged as essentially the most talked about political persona all through the course of elections, whereas BJP was essentially the most talked about political social gathering.

“@NarendraModi emerged as essentially the most talked about determine throughout your complete course of #LokSabhaElections2019, and @BJP4India deal with together with the handles of their Nationwide Democratic Alliance members took 53 per cent of the mentions on Twitter,” the assertion stated. Congress’ Twitter deal with, together with handles of different members of the United Progressive Alliance, obtained 37 per cent of the mentions.

In the course of the course of the elections, nationwide safety emerged as essentially the most talked about poll-related matter on Twitter, adopted by faith, jobs, agriculture, and demonetisation. Different prime talked about leaders on Twitter between January 1 to Might 19 included Congress President Rahul Gandhi, BJP chief Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Congress Common Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, amongst others.


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