With ministers and MPs tweeting about Aadhaar, and other users trying to call out the propaganda, #AadhaarMythBuster began trending on Twitter.

As SC hears Aadhaar case govt ups ante with myth buster tweets
Social Aadhaar Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 13:58

The Supreme Court is set to resume hearing the Aadhaar case on Wednesday, and it looks like someone has been working hard to up the ante on the issue on social media.

From around 10am on Wednesday, a number of Twitter accounts put out the exact same tweet. It read, “Your Bank account is safe. No one can hack into your bank account by knowing your Aadhaar no. #AadhaarMythBuster”.

Here's another message, which was also tweeted by a number of accounts. 

In the next two hours or so, not only did #AadhaarMythBuster become the top trend on Twitter, but hundreds of people also started tweeting in its favour. These included ministers, MPs and ministries’ Twitter handles, and also verified accounts followed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Many also shared infographics such as FAQs about Aadhaar.

Check out some of the tweets below.

And here are some more accounts which started tweeting in favour of Aadhaar this morning.  

However, the attempt at social media propaganda was picked up by some Twitter users, who were quick to react.

This comes at a time when a five-member constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, is hearing the petitions challenging the validity of Aadhaar.

This isn’t the first time the government has tried to sway favour towards any move on social media.

Back in September 2017, the hashtag #DemonetisationSuccess saw central ministers behaving like bots and broadcasting identical tweets. The likes of former Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, BJP MP Om Birla, Minister of State for Defence Kiren Rijiju and Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani had tweets that hailed demonetisation as a move to rid the country of black money, and also promoted the Narendra Modi app.