Bots on both sides, but the attempt to boost the pro-Modi traffic was the craziest I've seen.
1. It's comparative not absolute, so doesn't tell you "gamed / not gamed";
2. It's not just about spotting bots;
3. It shows attempts to manipulate traffic, not if they succeeded.
The first 50,000 tweets on February 9 came from just 891 accounts.
Of those, the top 50 generated over 30,000 posts in under 8 hours.
That's attempted manipulation on an industrial scale.
That's about one tweet every 15 seconds for almost 8 hours.
50,000 tweets from 7,394 accounts.
Over 16,000 tweets from the 50 most active posters.
This was more subtle, but not that much.
They were too clumsy to have much impact, but the sheer scale of the attempts on both sides is worrying, ahead of the election.