Since the time of general elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has effectively used the Internet and social media to connect with citizens. You would think that with his various commitments, Modi might have team to take care of his social accounts, but a recent RTI filing suggests otherwise. Also Read - Twitter vs Koo: Nigeria government joins India's Koo app after Twitter’s ban in the countryAlso Read - Facebook smartwatch to feature cameras alongside fitness functions: Yes, detachable cameras!
Replying to a Right to Information (RTI) query, the government of India says that Modi s personal accounts Facebook and Twitter are handled by the PM himself. The various tweets, Facebook posts and selfies are his own and no PR company or social media team handles them. As for the tweets in foreign languages, it is believed Modi takes help from the translators hired by Doordarshan. The RTI reply however says that the official Prime Minister account (@PMOIndia) is handled by a different team. Also Read - What happens to your Facebook account after you die?
It is a tad surprising that Modi gets enough time to tweet and post Facebook posts regularly when he is travelling across the globe. At the time of filing this story, Modi s Twitter account has around 16.8 million followers and around 31 million likes on his Facebook page.
The social media savvy PM is among the third-most followed world leader on Twitter, and is also said to be among the 30 most influential people on the Internet. He also launched a Narendra Modi app earlier this year on iOS and Android to connect with the citizens.