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Thread: For 2 days, I captured 105929 tweets with the hashtags #SurfExcel, #BoycottSurfExcel and #BoycottHindustanUnilever. Follow this thread for an analyse
When I started my capture, the tweet volume was around 170 tweet per minute <=> 8300 tweets per hour
Among the 105928 tweets I captured only 36% of the users has the location enabled:
67621 false
38308 true
The 10 first location are:
9122 India
3401 New Delhi, India
2293 Mumbai, India
1198 Mumbai
1057 भारत
986 Bengaluru, India
936 New Delhi
636 Pune, India
605 Hyderabad, India
587 india
The most active accounts are:
299 @Amanatlani1
136 @bhattjikamal
125 @chetanzade
100 @Dhananj81918423
97 @pathan_modassar
97 @gurjarss
Apparently, @Dhananj81918423 has been suspended recently 😄
In the top 6 of the most active accounts, 4 are from the same community: the BJP troll community
Let's take an example. By doing a reverse image search on the @sumitkrsaurav1's profile picture we can see that this picture is "Cool boy" profile picture used on Facebook
So what is the real impact of this community on the overall tweet volume. At their maximum, they are responsible of more than 10% of the tweet volume
47373 unique Twitter accounts tweeted. This community is composed of 2629 Twitter accounts => 5% of the accounts
5% of the Twitter accounts involved, generated more than 10% of the tweets made on a specific time range. Seems like a good disinformation weapon
A less powerful community was quite active too. Say hi to the @INCIndia IT Cell 👋
Are you kidding me @TwitterSupport? @pathan_modassar joined Twitter in August 2018 and made 196,000 tweets. This is an insane number...
The Congress IT Cell is less powerful than the BJP one. At their maximum, they are able to generate only 7% of the overall tweet volume
Conclusion: Between 17% and 20% of the tweet volume was not genuine and made by the IT cell of a political party.

This is what disinformation looks like in the 21st century
.@INCIndia and @BJP4India: I hope you are ready for the elections. On my side, I am and I will expose you one by one.
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