Twitteratis request PM Modi to ask Mark Zuckerberg to stop Candy Crush notifications on Facebook

As the news came in about Narendra Modi's impending visit to the Facebook headquarters in California on September 27 where he is scheduled to hold a town hall interaction with its CEO Mark Zuckerberg, requests poured in on social networking site Twitter asking the Prime Minister to intervene on the matter of Candy Crush notifications.

By Manisha Singh | Updated: Sep 15, 2015, 02:33 AM IST
Twitteratis request PM Modi to ask Mark Zuckerberg to stop Candy Crush notifications on Facebook

Delhi: As the news came in about Narendra Modi's impending visit to the Facebook headquarters in California on September 27 where he is scheduled to hold a town hall interaction with its CEO Mark Zuckerberg, requests poured in on social networking site Twitter asking the Prime Minister to intervene on the matter of Candy Crush notifications.

The Candy Crush Saga is a video game released on April 12, 2012 for Facebook.

As per reports, as of March 2013, Candy Crush Saga surpassed FarmVille 2 as the most popular game on Facebook, with 46 million average monthly users.

The game is periodically updated, adding new 'episodes'.

However, there are many who find requests that they receive on FB to join 'Tiffi' and 'Mr Toffee' in the 'Candy Kingdom' annoying and bothersome.

With PM Modi inviting queries for the impending interaction with the Facebook CEO, many social media users asked the PM to get the Candy Crush notifications stopped.

Inviting questions, the PM said, "This programme will be incomplete without your participation. Share your questions on Facebook. I urge you all to share your questions on the 'Narendra Modi Mobile App.' Your questions will make this a programme to be remembered."

Here are some of the posts on Twitter addressed to PM Modi:

Making the announcement about PM's visit, Zuckerberg wrote in his Facebook post: "I'm excited to announce that Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India will be visiting Facebook HQ later this month for a Townhall Q&A. Prime Minister Modi and I will discuss how communities can work together to address social and economic challenges," as per PTI.

Zuckerberg has invited questions that should be addressed to PM Modi.

In his response, Modi wrote on his Facebook post: "I thank Mr. Mark Zuckerberg for the invite to visit the Facebook HQ. I look forward to the Townhall Q&A on Sunday 27th September at 10 PM IST (9:30 AM Pacific time). "

PM Modi will be on a visit to Ireland and the US from September 23 to 29.

India has the largest Facebook userbase outside the US.

In June, the company had said 125 million users of its global base of 1.44 billion come from India.

(With PTI inputs)