Twiiter India was recently in news after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defied to attend the governmemt summon to appear before the parliamentary committee. While this issue is still being discussed on social media, twitter again seems to be in trouble as twitteraties are complaining of Data manipulation by twitter.
Everything OK with @Twitter? It keeps deleting RTs & likes.
Observed huge fluctuation in RTs. E.g, my tweet announcing "No. 1 brand" reached 600+ RTs, then dropped to 165 & then to 16 within secs. Then it increased to 111 & now 215. All of this over last 1-2 hours. #strange https://t.co/bmpRLXy5aj
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) February 12, 2019
* 934 RTs at 1.34 PM
* It comes down to 453 RTs at 1.37 PM – – three minutes later
* At 1.48 PM, it is again brought down to 26 RTs
— Utkarsh Anand (@utkarsh_aanand) February 12, 2019
— 🦋AnnWillWaitForThatPpyong❄️ (@elxiuminseok) February 12, 2019
So here’s what @twitter can do in a day’s work to one RW tweet. Reduce 1200+ RTs to 500. Then again bring-down 1000+ RTs to 700+.
No wonder @jack has been summoned by Parliamentary Committee. This is fraud and calls for serious investigation!
— Chowkidar Nupur Sharma (@NupurSharmaBJP) February 12, 2019
— Chowkidar Shandilya Giriraj Singh (@girirajsinghbjp) February 12, 2019
After all the blacklash Facebook has to go through in Cambridge Analytica scandal, the next in line seems to be twitter, which has turned out to be the most used platform for political parties.
We still have to see if this was just a technical bug or true as claimed by many twitter users.