The hashtag was initiated in support of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi – Photo compiled by Egypt Today/Mohamed Zain The hashtag was initiated in support of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi – Photo compiled by Egypt Today/Mohamed Zain

#Sisi_won’t_leave counters MB bots' hashtag

Sat, Jun. 23, 2018

CAIRO – 23 June 2018: #السيسي_مش_هيرحل (Sisi won’t leave), a hashtag that was initiated to counter another hashtag by Muslim Brotherhood web trolls and bots to demand President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to resign, has been claiming its way up Twitter’s trends.








Another hashtag, namely ##السيسي_زعيمي_وأفتخر (Sisi is my leader and I am proud), was initiated in support of President Sisi; it cropped up Twitter’s trending hashtags with numerous account reaches, posts and retweets.


The hashtag has been gaining popularity among Twitter users since it was initiated around seven days ago; it gained around 10,000 retweets and reached more than 8,592,839 accounts on Friday in a week.








“Sure he will stay, and he will end his four years keeping Egypt safe and prosperous and making it one of the strongest countries in the world, I am very proud that such a patriotic strong man like Sisi is our president [sic],” Twitter user May Fahmy said.














The other hashtag, demanding the Egyptian leader to resign, was initiated by Muslim Brotherhood web trolls and bots that spread rumors and demand for overthrowing the state.


The BBC wrote on June 21 that a hashtag opposing President Sisi has been “part of a campaign among Egyptians.”


Twitter user @yas33_elmasr75 made some digging into the hashtag that the BBC mentioned as he discovered that the hashtag was launched in the French Guiana and spread out in Qatar, UK, U.S. and Canada; he also added that the hashtag gained no positive reactions.




He also added that the Hashtag, #Leave_Sisi, got around six million views and exceeded a retweeting percentage of 52 percent worldwide.




“As for the hashtag ##السيسي_زعيمي_وأفتخر (Sisi is my leader and I am proud) it gained more than 16 million impressions, and it originated from Egypt and is being contributed in by Egyptians, so you clarify to the mercenaries of the BBC that Egyptians will not be played with.”










In January, #My_Vote_For_Sisi_2018 cropped up Twitter’s trending hashtags with thousands of interactions and retweets in support of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s candidacy in the presidential elections.


Another hashtag was initiated in Oct. 2017 by the official twitter account of “Alashan Tbneeha” (To Build It) campaign, @presidentEgyptt, namely #صوتنا_للسيسي (Arabic for Our vote for Sisi); it cropped up Twitter’s trends by more than 73,600 tweets and 68,500 retweets in only one day according to Trendsmap - Analytics.


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The hashtag has cropped up Twitter’s trends

To Build It, was a public campaign that kicked off in Sep. 2017 to demand President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to run for a second term as President of Egypt; it witnessed a remarkable turnout by citizens and renowned figures of the Egyptian society as the signatures phase of the campaign was launched.


The main aim of the campaign was to gather signatures on a petition that demands a second inauguration of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi as President of Egypt.


It is pertinent to mention that the Egyptian leader garnered 97.08 percent of valid votes in the presidential election, where more than 21.8 million people voted for him. The turnout stood at 24,254,152 voters, representing 41 percent of 50,078,138 registered voters.


In a televised speech after winning the election, Sisi pledged to keep his promise in serving the nation and thanked all Egyptians for trusting him to lead the country.

 
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