Hyderabad: Twitter user @sangramsatpath9 posted screenshots of the Twitter profile of an alleged Japanese woman and claimed that the profile is followed by PM Narendra Modi’s official Twitter handle.
Human instincts do matter. pic.twitter.com/L9TmMbvUWY
— Sangram Satpathy (@sangramsatpath9) August 8, 2020
Another [email protected] shared the above post with a text, “We all know that PM @narendramodifollows some of the vilest trolls on Twitter. But this is new. This is the result of buying trolls & fake followers from overseas bot factories. Modi will literally compromise his own account purely for validation (even if it’s paid & fake).”
We all know that PM @narendramodi follows some of the vilest trolls on Twitter.
But this is new.
This is the result of buying trolls & fake followers from overseas bot factories.
Modi will literally compromise his own account purely for validation (even if it’s paid & fake). https://t.co/hDsGz6aw3s
— Saket Gokhale (@SaketGokhale) August 8, 2020
This claim went viral on Twitter.
Why is he even following this account? What is this behaviour? pic.twitter.com/ZvCLv0RqA4
— Gaurav Pandhi (@GauravPandhi) August 8, 2020
Oh My Modi!
— Praveen Barapati (@GETPKB) August 8, 2020
Either you have to be abusive bhakt or attractive Japanese chick to get follow back by @narendramodi
— RAJESH KUMAR MEENA (@RajeshK_Bharja) August 8, 2020
The claim that PM Narendra Modi is following a Twitter profile of a Japanese woman is FALSE.
Upon searching on Twitter with the [email protected], the alleged profile of a Japanese woman, NewsMeter came across an account with the name Diptarup Chakraborti. He mentioned in his Twitter bio that his profile got hacked.
Diptarup Chakrabortialso tweeted saying, “Guys my profile got hacked. Still not able to get my original id. So ignore all tweets sent from 11:30 to now.”
Guys my profile got hacked. Still not able to get my original id. So ignore all tweets sent from 11:30 to now
— Diptarup Chakraborti (@oh5spzso) August 8, 2020
Chakraborti has close to 25 years of experience in tech marketing, advertising and business research. He was most recently at Zycus Technology, where he headed its global marketing function over the past 5 years. Prior to this, he has served in leadership positions at companies such as IBM, Gartner, Capgemini, and Mastek.
More details about Chakraborti can be seen in this article.
Indian PM Modi follows more than 2,350 eminent Indians who have proved themselves in various fields.
So the claim that PM Narendra Modi is following a Twitter account of a Japanese woman is FALSE. The profile belongs to Diptarup Chakraborti, whose Twitter account was hacked and his profile was edited to show that it belonged to a random Japanese girl.