KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) online supporters follow a simple logic: you're either with us, or against us. Post an anti-PTI comment somewhere in Pakistan's ever-growing online community and the “Insafians” – what they usually call themselves – will get back to you.
Many local Twitter users have found such fervent PTI support to be pushy, and at times, abusive.
This led to a twitter trend #AbusivePTI on Thursday, with people bashing the party and its supporters.
In defense, a counter-trend #PMLNDirtyTrolls was created, with PTI supporters and well wishers alleging that the PML-N was playing dirty politics on the Twitter front with 'paid' support and fake accounts pushing anti-PTI trends.
Below are few selected tweets from today.
Tweets from #AbusivePTI
Maryam Nawaz Sharif Qadri sb should stage a Long March against politics of abuse pioneered by #AbusivePTI !!
Adnan Rasool It is hilarious how people make jokes about Wasi Zafar.. and#AbusivePTI kids have absolutely no idea who he is and try to defend him...
Ali Waqas A quick look at the trends suggest that someone is getting all they gave to Social Media back! and that also with a bang! #AbusivePTI
Mallick It was ImranKhan who started #AbusivePTI by using "dengue brothers" for CMShehbaz http://wp.me/p33aCX-b
umair azmat #AbusivePTI & its trolls deserves Award for their Excellence performance in Abusing people..
Usama Baig worlds No.1 abusive award goes toooooo.the undisputed, welkown and no second to it... give a big round of applause to #AbusivePTI
Tweets from #PMLNDirtyTrolls
Hassan Khan Once care taker setup will be in placed you will see the oxygen of your campaign will be cut short #PMLNDirtyTrolls and you will be vanished
mE - #PMLNDirtyTrolls ... Whaat. I didnt know #pmln followers could figure out how to use twitter.
PTI Rocks #PMLNDirtyTrolls The hideous greedy paid patwaarees even know their leaders are corrupt but still dance to the tune of corrupt moneys!
affan dawood #PMLNDirtyTrolls call themselves Fauji , LOL Fauj ki tauheen
Aman If paid better #PMLNDirtyTrolls will start mudslinging against their own masters. All they need is a better price!
Naveed Malik #PMLNDirtyTrolls cheap tactics cant stop the wave of change now..PTI ayi ayi
Danish Khan #PMLNDirtyTrolls cry about abuse while their own leaders swear openly in political debates and when they are cornered by logic.
Chugtai Rizwan like dirty politics they have dirty social media team as well #PMLNDirtyTrolls
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