PM Modi second-most followed world leader on Twitter after Trump: Report

PM Narendra Modi has at least 18 million followers on his institutional account, @PMOIndia. 

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 2, 2017 11:26 am
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the second most followed world leader on Twitter after US President Donald Trump. PM Modi has nearly 30 million followers on his personal account. Besides, he has at least 18 million followers on his institutional account, @PMOIndia.

Former US President Barack Obama was the uncontested political leader in this space until his departure. US President Donald Trump is at the top with 31 million followers on his personal Twitter handle. The report says Trump more than tripled the number of followers during the 2016 US presidential campaign.

Commenting on social media’s role in accountability and forecasting international relations, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey spoke on the Today Show, where he said it is important that he hears directly from the leaders, adding that it’s important to hold them accountable. “And I believe it’s really important to have these conversations out in the open rather than have them behind closed doors,” Dorsey was quoted as saying at Today Show.

The report also throws up interesting insights into the preferred social media platforms used by world leaders with Twitter leading the race, followed by Facebook, Instagram, Google +, Linkedin, YouTube, Periscope and Snapchat respectively. The report cites a Burson Marsteller data from May 22, 2017 to validate their claim. It says Twitter was the preferred social media channel of choice for governments and foreign ministries.

(Source: Burson Marsteller Twiplomacy study 2017)

Facebook came in second with the biggest audience for government leaders. The report said at least 169 countries’ heads of state and government are present on the platform. It also represented nearly 88 per cent of all UN member states, adding that on an average Facebook pages are way more popular than Twitter accounts.

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  1. M
    Jun 1, 2017 at 2:07 am
    his interest is more on twitter, than concentrating development, health, wealth education of people. Made in India slogan, but spend most of time made in USA twitter,
    1. D
      May 31, 2017 at 11:10 pm
      Many people love "Family Guy" sop. Because there is some seksy kick in watching that. Modi is not a family guy. But everybody is eager to know when he is going to PIMP AISHWARYA RAI AND TO WHICH HEAD OF STATE AND FOR WHAT DEFENSE DEAL. BECAUSE THERE IS A TINGE OF SEKS IN THAT. RIGHT? And of course Modi has proved himself as an effective PIMP by presenting AISH TO FRANCOIS HOLLANDE FOR THE RAFAEL DEFENSE DEAL. 1 billion is said to be the savings. JUST FOR ONE NIGHT? Thats the businessman in Modi. What a deal!!!! Bhakts are so so happy!!! Modi defense asvisors deserve bhaRATH RATHna.
      1. D
        May 31, 2017 at 11:08 pm
        so many following him are making practice to chase him
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          1. Chandrasekaran Subramanian
            May 31, 2017 at 10:06 pm
            Shows the abysmal lows the world as a w has descended to.
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