Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s sudden surge of Facebook likes from 18 – 34 year olds from New Delhi, India has raised speculations that he purchased Facebook likes to increase engagement to his social media account.

The PM has denied these allegations, saying that the recent visit of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modihas attracted the said audience. The Facebook account of India’s PM has over 25 million likes, and his most recent picture post with Abbott has garnered over 700,000 likes and shared over 11,000 times.

The Bondi Hipsters, a comedy pair was credited for bringing attention to the recent activity in the Australian PM’s Facebook account.

Read more about this on the Digital Journal website.