Pakistani users and bots had a hand in trending #GoBackModi on Twitter

Ananya Bhattacharya
Pakistani users and bots had a hand in trending #GoBackModi on Twitter

India’s neighbour may be taking Twitter warfare pretty seriously. When Indian prime minister Narendra Modi was holding an “informal summit” with Chinese president Xi Jinping in Chennai on Oct. 11, over 12,000 tweets under the #GobackModi hashtag originated from Pakistan, fact-checking firm Logically AI found. After all, Twitter trends are region-specific so Indian tweets on the issue need to proliferate for impact.