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Twitter saw over 30 lakh tweets related to Karnataka polls

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The micro-blogging platform registered over 30 lakh tweets related to assembly polls in the past three weeks, with the (BJP) garnering 51 per cent of the share of voice, announced on Wednesday.

registered 42 per cent and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) seven per cent of mentions on in the April 25-May 15 period.

emerged as the most mentioned personality on Twitter, while former was the most mentioned candidate on Twitter, the company said in a statement.

"Over the past few weeks, our data shows more than three million Tweets related to the elections, making it one of the most talked-about state elections on Twitter," said Mahima Kaul, Head of Public Policy and Government, India.

#KarnatakaVerdict emerged as the most talked about election-related topic in the past 24 hours since Tuesday.

The most used hashtag across the election was #KarnatakaElections2018.

"Twitter is where political conversations happen and where you can see all sides of a conversation when it comes to elections," Kaul added.

To make people aware about the importance of elections prior to polls, Twitter had released an elections voting emoji and organised a special event called #ElectionsOnTwitter in partnership with organisations and



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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 09:48 IST