If you know ABC about digital advertising, you would probably be aware of the concept of Google Ads. Nonetheless, IRCTC website user, Anand Kumar, clearly wasn’t familiar with the same. He messed with the IRCTC and he had to pay the cost, as he became the subject for the troll army on twitter!
Anand Kumar, a Twitter user who apparently trying to book a ticket via the IRCTC booking app, saw “obscene and vulgar” advertisements appearing on the Indian Railways website. Therefore, he chose to mention the authorities about the same and took to Twitter to post screenshots of the unsuitable advertisements.
Obscene and vulgar ads are very frequently appearing on the IRCTC ticket booking app. This is very embarrassing and irritating @RailMinIndia @IRCTCofficial @PiyushGoyalOffc kindly look into. pic.twitter.com/nb3BmbztUt— Anand Kumar (@anandk2012) May 29, 2019
Apart from checking IRCTC in the post, he also tagged Railway minister Piyush Goyal and asked him to take a look at the matter.
Nevertheless, IRCTC was quick to toss in with a reply and it was not something Anand Kumar had supposed. Giving distinct reply, the subsidiary of the Indian Railways mentioned that the Google ads popping up on the website are actually the outcome of Kumar’s own browsing history and cookies, he needs to clear all his browsing data in order to withdraw kind of that ads.
The entire event went viral fire in the jungle as people turned Anand Kumar’s ‘complaint’ into hilarious jokes and troll…
IRCTC to Anand🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/ingCUFZQ5Z— Hitesh Kundlia (@hiteshkundlia) May 29, 2019
Your rebuttal hurt me 👌 pic.twitter.com/9jVi1Y591O— சீதாராம் (@S_Ram_Ind) May 29, 2019
To the person who handles IRCTC twitter account… pic.twitter.com/8dvfsIcOUX— Nausheen Fatima (@Naushee05002956) May 29, 2019
When IRCTC is more updated than you in technology 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/bHbHD3lslT— Akshay Surana (@BadAssButtman) May 29, 2019
Aanand ~😭😭 pic.twitter.com/ZXeBmfCcN0— जॉन कबीर एलिया (@rushtbhramin) May 29, 2019
Anand ji… pic.twitter.com/chxYC1Oh6u— ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರ (@fgxojI2luGegseB) May 29, 2019
The situation is better defining the famous saying, “Half knowledge is a dangerous thing.“