Trending is the new trend of politics that has come to fore after the extravagant Modi campaign. The claimed trick of the central command seems to have caught the fantasies to the regional leaders. The state politicians have now entered into the social media war. But, interestingly for Twitter, the party, is miles ahead of all other political parties and leaders combined together in the state.
Ranchi: BJP has always been criticised for its use of technology to exaggerate figures. From being its biggest party in the world to the followers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi – everything has been challenged.
But trending is the new trend of politics that has come to fore after the extravagant Modi campaign. The claimed trick of the central command seems to have caught the fantasies to the regional leaders. The state politicians have now entered into the social media war. But, interestingly for Twitter the party is miles ahead of all other political parties and leaders combined together in the state.
News Wing went for a reality check of the twitter followers and as expected the result where not that shocking. We went for twitter audit of the parties and their leaders.
The twitter handle of BJP Jharkhand @BJP4Jharkhand has a total of 31,275 followers has 12,000 fake followers. Which means 38% of followers of BJP Jharkhand are fake. Jharkhand Congress @INCJharkhand with 3000 followers has 2,862 Real and 150 fake followers. The leading opposition in state JMM @JMMJharkhand has less than a thousand followers with just 5% fake followers.
The most followed leader in state Chief Minister Raghubar Das has a total of 2,21,000 followers out of which 80,000 followers are fake which is about 40% of his total followership. Former CM Arjun Munda @MundaArjun has just 41% true followers out of his 90,000 followers.
Much talked about Godda MP Nishikant Kant @nishikant_dubey Dubey who maintains a very low figures of followers of around 13000 has 5000 fake followers. The Biggest show by the state government, Momentum Jharkhand @InvestJharkhand, with a feeble following of 12000 has 40% fake followers.
Leader of opposition, Hemant Soren @HemantSorenJMM, for now has just 2100 followers out of which 74 are fake. JMM techno-savvy MLA Kunal Sarangi @Kunalsarangi has around 1300 followers out of which 68 are fake. Former CM Babulal Marandi @babulalmarandi has around 4200 followers with 94% real followers.
The opposition, in number of twitter followers, is lead by Congress President Dr. Ajoy Kumar @DrAjoyKumar who has 4000 fake followers in his list of 38000.
Twitter audit takes a sample of up to 5000 or more Twitter followers for a user and calculates a score. This score is based on number of tweets, date of the last tweet, and ratio of followers to friends. These scores determines whether any given user is real or fake.
“Of course, this scoring method is not perfect but it is a good way to tell if someone with lots of followers is likely to have increased their follower count by inorganic, fraudulent, or dishonest means,” claims the twitteraudit website on the audit reports.