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NEW DELHI: Climate activist Greta Thunberg‘s tweet, through which she shared a “toolkit” to amplify farmers’ voices, created uproar on Twittzer on Wednesday.
Thunberg later deleted the tweet, however not earlier than a number of social media customers accused her of being part of an “international conspiracy to defame India”. The tweet additionally led to a spread of individuals sharing a hashtag, #GretaThunbergUncovered, which garnered over 194ok mentions by 11pm.
“Here’s a toolkit if you want to help,” Thunberg wrote 5.20pm, whereas sharing a hyperlink to a Google Document that had a number of sources to mobilise individuals in opposition to the farm legal guidelines.
It is unclear who initially made the doc, which additionally consisted of an inventory of earlier actions taken to amplify farmers’ voices on-line. The actions dated again until January 23, and listed a number of hashtags like #AskIndiaWhy, #FarmersProtest and #TheWorldIsWatching with particular dates the place they trended and would pattern. It requested volunteers to additionally tag their respective representatives and the UN to reveal the brutality in opposition to farmers.
Under a subhead titled “How can you help?”, the doc inspired individuals to “participate in on-ground protests, post solidarity videos online between February 21 and 26, take part in a global tweetstorm on February 4 and 5 and to sign online petitions supporting farmers. It also encouraged people to “divest” from Adani-Ambani, alleged benefactors of the farm legal guidelines.

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