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Sorry, Hardik Patel. Your paid Twitter bots are too unoriginal

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 30 August 2015, 13:56 IST

When it comes to politics, strangely, one tweet can give birth to a million. Take any trend on Twitter, especially political ones, and once you start scrolling down the feed, you'll notice a strange phenomenon.

Just see these screenshots from today's top trend of #HardikPatel, who was holding a press conference in the capital:

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The same tweet, repeated back-to-back, by different handles is strange, isn't it? Not so strange, until you see the time stamp. Same on every post!

Well, this is a trend that has been going on for quite some time. To become a Twitter "trending topic", one has to have a lot of tweets on the subject in a short span of time. Unfortunately for most, they resort to paid tweets that are unoriginal and boring. One thing is for sure, this trend isn't going away anytime soon.

First published: 30 August 2015, 13:56 IST
 
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