In a historic judgment, Indian Supreme Court recently declared privacy as a fundamental right. Well, soon after Twitter got flooded with tweets regarding the matter. The micro-blogging site witnessed 283,850 conversations on this landmark judgment that will impact the lives of 134 Crore Indians.
Currently, Twitter is well established as the go-to platform to know what's happening in the world right now and to talk about it. It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that Twitter is the fastest social media platform in today's world. So it doesn't come as a surprise that millions of Indians took to Twitter to express their delight with the verdict.
The top hashtags that were used to express delight, opinions, suggestions and implications of the declaration included #RightToPrivacy, #fundamentalright, #Article21, #IndianConstitution and #Aadhar. Most of the conversation took place globally over a 36-hour period between 24-25 Aug 2017.
"Twitter is the best place to know what's happening in India and the world. It is heartening to see the legal community and civil society at large sharing knowledge and expressing their opinions on Twitter about the privacy debate in India," said Mahima Kaul Head- Public, Policy and Government, Twitter India, while commenting on the matter.
"Many experts have Tweeted out detailed conversation threads that are widely shared and the high volume of conversations around the new ruling on Twitter highlights the active citizenry in India that has advanced as we move towards a digital nation," she added further.