Whenever a political controversy breaks out, you can almost guarantee that trolls on the internet will begin to attack anyone opposing the side they are on.
And as journalists, we know exactly how nasty and utterly foolish some of these trolls can be.
So when the Narendra Modi government became the target of much criticism after the suicide of veteran Ram Kishan Grewal in New Delhi, the trolls — having found fresh fodder — jumped at the opportunity and began abusing anyone opposing them and even suggesting unsubstantiated conspiracy behind the veteran's death.
However, when the Facebook page 'Truth of Gujarat' posted a screenshot of four tweets, a pattern very commonly used by trolls was revealed behind the outrage.
Anyone can spot the copy-pasting involved in the four tweets, which raises questions about how many of these claims on Twitter about the benefits of the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme were true in the first place.
The internet is a wonderful place, but it can also be a dangerous one which is used by people to spam false information or spread lies based on unverified facts.
After the copy-pasting of tweets was exposed, people on Twitter reacted to the photo and the strategy employed by the 'agenda' team backfired on them.
Then..Support Cyril Almeida.Because FOE
Now.. reject Ravish Kumar..Because Agenda Kya hai bhai#NDTVBanned
— 9fal™ (@naufal1986) November 4, 2016
CAT 2017: If Subodh and Shikha's husband is Chirag's brother and Vaishnavi's friends father then answer "Agenda Kya hai bhai ?" <4 marks> pic.twitter.com/6VuMbIpzgV
— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) November 2, 2016
— Suryanarayan Ganesh (@gsurya) November 3, 2016
I find understand this rubbish about #OROP My new born baby has his pension doubled. Agenda kya hai bhai?
— Hypocrisy Watch (@bigotry_watch) November 3, 2016
I don't understand this ridiculous rubbish over #OROP, my @$$#&% pension is Rs 15 lakh as Modi JUMLA, WTF is wrong? Agenda kya hai bhai?
— Riya Mukherjee (@riyalovezu) November 2, 2016
— नवेन्दु (@NavenduSingh_) November 2, 2016
Pension increased from 25% to Nearly Doubled in one month. Agenda kya hai Bhai? pic.twitter.com/btj1mIffVa
— Joy (@Joydas) November 2, 2016
First Published On : Nov 4, 2016 12:03 IST