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Lok Sabha polls Phase-4: What Twitter trends show about parties, candidates

Here are some of the interesting hashtags, mentions and popular words observed on the micro blogging platform in phase-4 of Lok Sabha polls 2019

Illustration: Binay Sinha
Illustration: Binay Sinha

In the recently concluded Phase 4 of the Lok Sabha elections, Twitter trends showed that this time, not just political parties and candidates, the Election Commission and related chatter also trended big on Twitter. In their continuing analysis of social media content during the elections, a team led by Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, associate professor, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology-Delhi and Hyderabad, looked at some trends for the fourth phase, which also saw several Bollywood celebrities and corporates casting their votes in Mumbai. This too reflected in the Twitter ...