Mapping Political Re/Tweets in India

  • Shekh MoinuddinEmail author
Part of the Springer Geography book series (SPRINGERGEOGR)


Why do politicians tweet and retweet? How much of it is political in nature? This chapter looks into the re/tweets of five Indian politicians, why they sent such re/tweets, for what purposes and what was the nature of content of these re/tweets? To what extent has this helped politicians improve their image in the public domain?


Narendra Modi Arvind Kejriwal Shashi Tharoor Subramanian Swamy Sushma Swaraj 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Culture, Media and GovernanceJamia Millia IslamiaNew DelhiIndia

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