'Betrayed public' reacts to Kejriwal's 100 days on Twitter

#100LiesFakeriwal trending with sarcastic and funny tweets on Saturday morning

GN Bureau | May 23, 2015




Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal completes 100 days in office on Sunday. Since the day he took the oath on February 14, Kejriwal and his party has had run ins on various issues and the latest being constitutional standoff with lieutenant governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung. The AAP's celebration is muted and the mixed response on the social media seem to reflect the mood of the public.

 #100LiesFakeriwal was trending with sarcastic and funny tweets on Saturday morning.

Here are the tweets:

 

 

World’s powerful man cannot escape tweet attacks

President Barack Obama got an official presidential Twitter account this week and is getting the taste of open society that internet claims to encourage. Obama's @POTUS account has been flooded by messages that are racist or that call the president names. There were also death threats.

However, the White House said "offensive and disgusting" posts on the president’s Twitter account are part of an open society. "POTUS" is an acronym for "President of the United States." Obama had more than 2.3 million followers as of Friday.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest feels that despite such posts it is worth the price of engaging the public on issues they care about and that is the reason for launching the account.

At a press conference, Earnest did not answer a question about whether the Secret Service is investigating any Twitter threats. He did seem little bit of weary at the more vulgar tweets. "Those kinds of images and that kind of language is all too common on the internet," he said. "I'm sure some of you guys see that on your Twitter feeds as well."

Earnest noted that it wasn't too different to what the White House Twitter feed already received. But "what we believe is that the president's new Twitter handle is one that can be used to important effect to communicate with the American people and engage the American people. And we're pleased with the early response to it."

About the threatening tweets he said "my guess is that if we spent a lot of time trying to block those kinds of messages, we'd probably spend a lot of time blocking people on the internet. I'll let the Secret Service speak to how they assess these threats and how seriously they need to take them."

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