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The Hindu Alt-Right asserts its Rule over Twitter

07 Nov 2019

It began with this tweet.

https://twitter.com/updeshrana100/status/1191588387142029314

(At the time of publishing, this account has ceased to exist.)

Updesh Rana is the National Secretary of the Vishwa Sanatan Sangh, an alt-right Hindu organisation. Under the garb of “unifying Hindus from their caste differences”, he had similarly requested his followers to have #हिंदूवादी_भारत trend on Twitter only yesterday.

https://twitter.com/updeshrana100/status/1191333370573144065

He has garnered quite the dedicated following over the microblogging site. Sitting pretty at 4,754 followers on this account, any topic he hopes to bring Twitter limelight to is ferociously posted about on the site by these followers, which is then furthered by their followers and so on.

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His tweets often get copied verbatim by other ring wing users. For example, this swellheaded post got a lot of traction.

https://twitter.com/updeshrana100/status/1191590582570799104   DELETED

 

Hindutva

 

Hindutva

Once such a pre-decided hashtag makes it to trending, things slide quickly down the slippery slope. These chaps, for example, can’t help but show their majoritarian victim complex.

Hindutva

 

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This person is two weeks late to the previously orchestrated ‘Wake Up Hindus’ twitter party.

 

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This goes on —

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—and on—

 

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—and on—


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—and on.

 

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One can only hope Twitter puts mechanisms in place that can combat these gimmicky calls to action.

The Hindu Alt-Right asserts its Rule over Twitter

One can only hope Twitter puts mechanisms in place that can combat these gimmicky calls to action. Instead the micro blogging site is busy suspending the accounts of Supreme Court advocate, Sanjay Hegde and over 250 Dalit Bahujan Muslim activists!

It began with this tweet.

https://twitter.com/updeshrana100/status/1191588387142029314

(At the time of publishing, this account has ceased to exist.)

Updesh Rana is the National Secretary of the Vishwa Sanatan Sangh, an alt-right Hindu organisation. Under the garb of “unifying Hindus from their caste differences”, he had similarly requested his followers to have #हिंदूवादी_भारत trend on Twitter only yesterday.

https://twitter.com/updeshrana100/status/1191333370573144065

He has garnered quite the dedicated following over the microblogging site. Sitting pretty at 4,754 followers on this account, any topic he hopes to bring Twitter limelight to is ferociously posted about on the site by these followers, which is then furthered by their followers and so on.

hindutva

 

hindutva

His tweets often get copied verbatim by other ring wing users. For example, this swellheaded post got a lot of traction.

https://twitter.com/updeshrana100/status/1191590582570799104   DELETED

 

Hindutva

 

Hindutva

Once such a pre-decided hashtag makes it to trending, things slide quickly down the slippery slope. These chaps, for example, can’t help but show their majoritarian victim complex.

Hindutva

 

hindu

This person is two weeks late to the previously orchestrated ‘Wake Up Hindus’ twitter party.

 

hindu

This goes on —

hindu

—and on—

 

hindu

—and on—


hindu

—and on.

 

hindu

One can only hope Twitter puts mechanisms in place that can combat these gimmicky calls to action.

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