Gimmick or Coincidence? Arvind Kejriwal’s 10 Lakh Followers on Twitter in 10 Days

In around one and half years his twitter followers increased to 7-8 Million followers. But all of a sudden in a span of 10 days his followers have gone from 8 Million to 9 Million! Yes, he got 10 Lakh followers just in 10 days

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  • A Few Social Media groups kept a close watch on all big accounts; they recently noticed something very unusual about Kejriwal’s account
  • Delhi elections would know he had followers between 4-5 Million. In around one and half years his twitter followers increased to 7-8 Million followers
  • They researched, and found out more than 4.8M followers were fake handles with no profile pictures, no followers and no tweets on their timeline

September 29, 2016: Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal is known for his love for controversies. Be it his bad luck or the circumstances but he manages to remain entangled in one controversy or the other.

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According to postcard.news, “This is indeed funny but true. Few Social Media groups kept a close watch on all big accounts; they recently noticed something very unusual about Kejriwal’s account. They say those who have followed Kejriwal’s twitter followers since 2015 Delhi elections would know he had followers between 4-5 Million. In around one and half years his twitter followers increased to 7-8 Million followers. But all of a sudden in a span of 10 days his followers have gone from 8 Million to 9 Million! Yes, he got 10 Lakh followers just in 10 days.”

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Arvind Kejriwal's twitter account. Source:postcard.news
Arvind Kejriwal’s twitter account. Source:postcard.news

They researched, and found out more than 4.8M followers were fake handles with no profile pictures, no followers and no tweets on their timeline.

Fake accounts. Source:postcard.news
Fake accounts. Source:postcard.news

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They further observed that most of these followers are using weird numbers in their handles. Weird as in, they are using 8-9 digits for their handles which aren’t quite common. People may use their date of birth in their handles but 8-9 digits is weird.

Fake accounts. Source:postcard.news
Fake accounts. Source:postcard.news

To add more to the confusion, all these weird followers have joined Twitter in September 2016.
All these unusual facts that have come up, puts a serious question as to whether it’s all a gimmick or these are mere coincidences?

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  • Anubhuti Gupta

    Its such a shame such a major politician is resorting to such low grade tactics and for what? Votes don’t come from followers on Twitter

  • Antara

    How on earth a twitter account with millions of followers would help him in the long run?!