NEW DELHI: A day after investigation revealed the
role of pro-Pakistan handles
behind the “GoBackModi” trend on Twitter, the microblogging website was on Saturday flooded with a new hashtag “DontGoBackModi“, which even became the top trend in India.
On Friday, ahead of PM Modi’s visit to Mamallapuram for his informal summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping, “#GoBackModi” was seen widely trending on Twitter. However, a probe by intelligence agencies revealed that the campaign was energetically promoted by handles linked to Pakistanis who have a history of acting in tandem on social media with extremist groups.
The trend has been seen in the past as well when the PM had visited Tamil Nadu. This time the agencies tracked the handles and profiles and detected a common thread of anti-India propaganda.
To counter the campaign, several Twitter users today posted pictures of PM Modi picking up trash at a beach in Mamallapuram with the hashtag “DontGoBackModi”. It also became the number 1 trend on Twitter.
A true leader leads by example. If the Prime Minister of this country, Shri @narendramodi can go plogging at a beac… https://t.co/0bMEZAmiVs
— Kishan Parmar (@KishanDParmar) 1570860871000
PM, above all a Swayamsevak !! #DontGoBackModi https://t.co/i0DGllCpLD
— CM Ramesh (@CMRamesh_MP) 1570861315000
No other PM has talked about Tamil culture so much that our beloved PM @narendramodi has done . #DontGoBackModi https://t.co/J3Fe31nhcV
— Manesha ❄ (@Manesha76) 1570862080000
Tamils with love saying #DontGoBackModi https://t.co/ghVouv91Xb
— Deepak Rishi (@deepakrishi0) 1570862151000
To become a world leader you need Vision, Ethics, Knowledge and leadership to lead the world in right and positive… https://t.co/gDuzlf9gKT
— Tanmay Shankar (@Shanktan) 1570860299000
PM @narendramodi Ji himself is biggest ambassador of ���� Tourism. 2019: Xi Jinping: Mamallapuram 2018: Macron: Vara… https://t.co/PgJT1niXt2
— Akshay Singh (@Akshaysinghel) 1570862301000