The virtual world was agog with speculation on the entry of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa into Twitter after the AIADMK’s official handle, @AIADMKofficial, tweeted on Saturday evening that the party general secretary would be on the social media platform soon.
“Good News: CM Puratchi Thalaivi Amma will be on twitter soon!” read the tweet. Curiously, it was removed a few minutes later, but not before the news went viral on Facebook and Twitter.
In 2011, Ms. Jayalalithaa, following a number of fake accounts with her name cropping up on social media websites, clarified that she was not on Twitter.
“I would like to clarify that I am not on Twitter, and as such, the tweeting purportedly done in my name is by an imposter or impersonator,” she had said, adding she would initiate criminal action against such imposters.