China blocked the fourth attempt to label Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, prompting an army of enraged Indians and their Twitter followers to trend the #BoycottChineseProducts on Twitter.
Many users also have Chinese applications such as TikTok, UC Browser and PUBG uninstalled to express their anger at the move. Many people have also suggested that there should be a replication of global trade war on their social media sites, and as a responsible citizen people should not buy Chinese goods or endorse their services. Such move to boycott Chinese products is seen by Twitter followers as a mark of patriotism and zero tolerance of terrorism.
Despite the fact that Twitter has been plagued by Twitter users who buy real Twitter followers and Twitter likes, such incident serves to remind us how powerful the social media platform still is to disseminate information and express freedom of speech. Especially Twitter, who is largely forgotten or often perceived as losing its appeal. The platform is still incredibly popular in India where it is not uncommon to find Indian users with hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers and Twitter likes. It is not clear the reason behind the massive followers on Twitter, be it coming from Twitter free Twitter followers, Twitter bots or simply because of the massive population in India.
“Let’s understand that India is China’s largest market for its industries, it can’t keep making profit from us and at the same time keep supporting terrorists that bleed us. It’s high time that @narendramodi imposes heavy duties on Chinese goods,” said Pawann Durani, a Twitter user with thousands of Twitter followers. The tweet gathered tons of Twitter likes and Twitter retweets in the hour after posting.
“#BoycottChineseProducts definitely it’s need of nation now, China more dangerous than Massood Azhar and “Baazwaa Gang”.
Note. It is worth pointing out that Twitter recently contemplated removing Twitter likes as a counter move against the bot activities.