Nupur Sharma’s touch upon Prophet Mohammad throughout a TV debate has drawn flak from throughout the globe. On Twitter, a deluge of tweets underneath quite a lot of hashtags focused the previous Bharatiya Janata Social gathering nationwide spokesperson and the Indian Prime Minister.

Whereas tweets got here from a number of Muslim-majority international locations, together with Pakistan, Qatar, Bahrain, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia, a lot of tweets that attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP got here from Pakistan. India At the moment’s Open-Supply Intelligence (OSINT) workforce analysed these tweets and recognized patterns that urged the potential for a coordinated effort to fabricate outrage.

Sharma’s remark was condemned by many Pakistani authorities officers, together with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, who tweeted about it on June 5.

Across the similar time, many Pakistani Twitter handles began criticising the BJP and Indian authorities. Pakistani journalists and authorities officers used a number of hashtags in these tweets.

One such hashtag that trended in Pakistan was #____ — this roughly interprets to “Messenger of God or Modi”. This pattern ranked at second place amongst different Pakistani Twitter developments. The hashtag continued to pattern for the following two days and was the best trending one in Pakistan on June 6 and June 7.

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Twitter Community Evaluation

We analysed about 10,000 tweets from round 5,364 distinctive accounts that participated within the pattern.

Supply: Netlytic (Community graph of pattern)

This community graph reveals Twitter accounts interacting with one another. The nodes symbolize particular person accounts. The traces between them are tweets, retweets, replies, and quote tweets. Completely different colors symbolize completely different clusters (accounts that are inclined to work together with each other extra).

Cluster 1

One of many largest clusters was pushed by the person South Asian Journal (@sajournal1). The account was created in Might 2021, has 6,456 followers, and follows the Twitter account of the Ministry of Abroad Pakistanis and Human Useful resource Improvement. Upon analyzing its tweets, we discovered that a lot of them have been vital of the Indian authorities and PM Modi.