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Twitter Records 300k+ Tweets as Supreme Court Delivers Aadhaar Verdict

"The conversations surrounding the historic verdict on Aadhar validation by the Supreme Court on the platform surface the diverse viewpoints on the issue and reinforce Twitter as the best place for citizens to participate in real-time discussions on national issues.”

Twitter Records 300k+ Tweets as Supreme Court Delivers Aadhaar Verdict

As Supreme Court on Wednesday pronounced the historic verdict by upholding the constitutional validity of Aadhaar, Twitter, widely recognized as the best and fastest place to see what’s happening in the country and across the world, recorded over 300k related tweets within 48 hours (Sep 25 - Sep 27, 2018) as Indians across the world exchanged their opinions on the platform regarding the verdict and the contentious provisions on mandatory linking of the unique ID with various non-essential services.

Amidst all dialogues, the conversations on Twitter peaked at 12 pm IST on September 26, 2018, and lit up the country as seen in the heat map. Key hashtags that emerged on Twitter around the subject included: #AadhaarVerdict, Supreme Court, Aadhar, #Aadhaar4Development, Justice Chandrachud,  #AadhaarJudgment, aadhaar act, #AadhaarForBanking,#HumHainAadhaarKeSaath, #आधार, सुप्रीम कोर्ट, आधार कार्ड.

Mahima Kaul (@misskaul), Head- Public, Policy and Government, Twitter India said, “Twitter is the best place to know what is happening in your community, city or country. The conversations surrounding the historic verdict on Aadhar validation by the Supreme Court on the platform surface the diverse viewpoints on the issue and reinforce Twitter as the best place for citizens to participate in real-time discussions on national issues.”

The exchange between Indians across the world on the subject ranged from congratulating the government on the verdict to expressing disappointment on the validation.

Some of the top tweets in terms of a number of retweets include: one by the Congress president Rahul Gandhi, BJP social media cell chief Amit Malvya, Anand Ranganathan, BJP spokesperson Sanju Verma, Dhruva Jaishankar, Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill, Saikat Dutta.


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