Person of the Week: The Twitter Hacker


Person of the Week: The Twitter Hacker

Illustration: Mandar Mhaskar


ome time last week, poor Rahul Gandhi woke up one morning (at night) and realised that he had just called himself a “meme-worthy fucking faggot” on Twitter. At first, it may have seemed as though the Gandhi scion had misread the notes his social media adviser had given him, but further tweets confirmed that the Congress vice president’s account had indeed been hacked by what could only be a racist, homophobic teenager with a terrible sense of humour.I’m assuming Rahul’s first reaction must have displayed the entire range of his expressions — from “I’m confused” to “I’m very confused”. Going by Baba’s past actions, his first move would probably have been to take a selfie with the hacker’s parents and a bunch of cameramen in a quaint rural household before he realised that it was actually his own account that had been hacked.

We are not clear on who this unidentified hacker is. Any attempt to try and coax some personal information out of him (or her) on Twitter was met with trolling, and in some cases, threats. Either way, for his sheer will to loosen anarchy upon the world, and his complete disregard for the rules of political correctness, we are proud to announce that our Person of the Week is the dude who hacked all the Congress accounts on Twitter. Dust off your keyboard and defragment your drives, because this party is about to get wired.