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The ongoing farmers’ agitation against agricultural laws has come into international discussion following the tweet by pop singer Rihanna and environmental activist Greta Thunberg. Pop singer Rihanna wrote a screen shot of CNN in the #FarmersProtest on February 2, writing why we are not talking about it.
After this it started trending hashtag. Earlier, farmer Andaleen was not trending on social media, but after this tweet, two more hashtags related to this issue also started trending – India Against Propaganda and India Together. The special thing is that both these tweets on the hashtag are against the tweets of foreign celebrities and show the unity of the country.
According to Twitter’s analysis, 15 million people have joined the #FarmersProtest hashtag. While 74 million people are associated with India Against Propaganda and 83 lakh people from India Together. After February 5, #IndiaAgainstPropaganda and #Indiatogether are down in trend, but #FarmersProtest is still trending.
This issue has once again proved the impact of social media. Prior to this, the role of social media was also important in the Tunisia controversy in 2010, Egypt uprising in 2011, Anna movement in 2011. If you look at the influence of pop singer Rihanna on social media, she looks more impressive than Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He alone has more than 10 crore followers on Twitter, while only 6.45 crore people follow Prime Minister Modi. Irish academic and journalist John Naughton writes in the British newspaper The Guardian that social media is no longer a useful tool for influencing elections, it has become the ground that determines our everyday conversations and misuse of it There is no limit to the possibilities.
In support of farmers
Singer Rihanna, Sweden’s environmental activist Greta Thunberg, Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah released the statement, South Indian actor Prakash Raj, Meena Harris, niece of US Vice President Kamala Harris, Punjabi singer Jazzy B, Punjabi singer and actor Harbhajan Mann, Punjabi singer And actor Diljit Dosanjh.
For unity in the country
Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgan, Sunil Shetty, Anupam Kher, Ekta Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Taapsee Pannu, Lata Mangeshkar, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Hardik Pandya and Saina Nehwal from the film industry. In all the tweets, foreigners have been asked not to interfere, calling this movement an internal matter of the country.
2 celebrities tweet alike
Farmers are an extremely important part of our country. And the efforts being made to resolve their issues are clear. Instead of focusing on someone who creates differences, support a cordial resolution. # IndiaTogether # IndiaAgainstPropaganda together.
Now the movement is being discussed, but it is difficult to benefit from this discussion
More than 90 crore people in the country have phones. Of these, more than 500 million people use smartphones. About 29 crore people in India are using Facebook and 40 crore people are using WhatsApp. While around 18 million people in the country use Twitter. Looking at these figures, it can be estimated that the impact of an issue in social media can be.
However, Jagdeep Chhok, co-founder of the Association for Democratic Reform, believes that the tweet of a singer like Rihanna will not benefit the movement too much. Because there are not many people who know him in India, but the matter has come up in discussion around the world only by Rihanna’s tweet.
The movement spread from Tunisia, spread across five countries due to social media
In 2010, Mohammad Bauji, a vegetable seller in Tunisia, set himself on fire after a dispute with the local administration. The incident quickly spread among people due to social media. The public took to the streets. President Jean Al Abdin Ben Ali, who has been in power for 23 years, had to flee to Saudi Arabia.
The important thing is that this performance was not covered by the media there. Demonstrations soon began in five countries, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya and Yemen, over various issues. People spread the revolution to neighboring countries with a hash tag of # anonymous. In the same way Egypt Rebellion in 2011, Anna movement in 2011, Meetu Campaign in 2017 also got support on social media.