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Follow Indian politics with Quartz’s Twitter bot

By John Keefe, Aria Thaker & Dan Kopf

Want an inside look at Indian politics? Try our new Twitter bot.

The India Political Watch Bot (@IndiaWatchBot), built by Quartz’s Bot Studio, provides a feed of the tweets liked by key Indian political figures, and updates on whom they’re following. The tracked accounts include prime minister Narendra Modi, opposition leader Rahul Gandhi, the official accounts of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Indian National Congress, and more. See all the tracked figures by looking at the list of accounts the bot is following.

The bot also keeps record of the individuals that politicians are following, though, accounts marked “followed” may simply have been reactivated or un-suspended, while those marked “unfollowed” may only have been deactivated or suspended. You can click on the person’s profile to investigate further.

For an easy way to use the bot to track a specific account, use an advanced search on Twitter to make the feed more focused. For instance, to study Modi’s Twitter activity, search “from:IndiaWatchBot narendramodi.” This will return all of the bot’s tweets that mention his personal handle.

Here are a few examples of our bot’s recent tweets: