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Massive Indian Conspiracy Unearthed by Pakistani Data Scientist

Pakistan has been the center of chaos for the past week due to violent protests all over the country that were orchestrated by the members of the now-proscribed organization Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP).

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The protests began when the Government of Punjab arrested TLP Chief, Saad Hussain Rizvi, last Monday, which led to further turmoil involving violent clashes between the protesters and the police.

The matter was equally volatile on social media, with a number of anti-government hashtags trending on Twitter. One of the most popular ones was #CivilWarInPakistan.

However, it was revealed that nearly 400,000 tweets that had hyped up this trend had come from thousands of Indian Twitter accounts.

Shoaib Taimur, a data scientist, and social media researcher was the first to identify India’s involvement in this trend and wrote a detailed thread on Twitter highlighting how Indian bot accounts had been used in an attempt to spread panic in the country with the propagation of doctored images and misrepresented videos while trying to capitalize on the situation.


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He identified 9200 accounts involved in this campaign, and it was found that the majority of these accounts are from India. A detailed analysis revealed that 1590 of these accounts had been created after January 2021, 468 had been created in April, and 120 had been created in the last few days.

Taimur has shared a list of the accounts that were recently created, explaining that both Indian and Pakistani accounts are pumping the trend. The Pakistani accounts are either fake, or TLP members may be deliberately or unknowingly peddling the Indian narrative to support their own cause.

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Here is an example of how Indian accounts promoted their propaganda against Pakistan.

Taimur revealed that the Indian accounts had also tried to create this hashtag earlier this week when Saad Rizvi was arrested but it had failed to get much traction. This propaganda only gained popularity after the standoff between the police and the protesters outside Masjid-e-Rehmatal-Lil-Aalameen in Lahore.

Taimur’s useful insight was picked up by government officials, and even Prime Minister Imran Khan used his statistics in his address to the nation.

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  • Isn’t this active futile? I mean, how many twitter users are there in Pakistan? Do you mean to say that everyone protesting is influenced by twitter or active on twitter to get swayed by these tweets.

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