According to a study on ‘world leaders on social media’ which is conducted by communications firm Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW), Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds the third position in the list and is the third most followed world leader on Twitter with 42 million followers on his personal account @NarendraModi. As per the study conducted by communications firm Burson Cohn & Wolfe Modi is just a step behind from Pope Francis and US President Donald Trump. According to the latest sources, Prime Minister Modi is one of the most popular world leaders with 26 million followers which makes him the fourth largest followed person on Twitter.
According to a news, of all 193 United Nations (UN) member states, ninety-seven per cent of them are officially active on Twitter while only six countries government, namely- Laos, Mauritania, Nicaragua, North Korea, Swaziland, and Turkmenistan are not active on the same. Besides this Chinese government’s State Council Information Office is active on the social platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
Our sources also have reported that India’s External Affairs Minister, Sushmita Swaraj is in the top 10 list of the most followed world leaders, and have more than 10 million followers on Twitter. Besides this, she is also known to be the most followed female world leader and foreign minister on Twitter.
Besides this, our Prime Minister Narendra Modi with 52 million interactions over the past 12 months holds the second position in the list of the most influential leader in the world after US President Donal Trump.
As of now, there are more than 4,600 embassies and around 1,400 ambassadors that are active on Twitter and that includes the Chinese Ambassador, Luo Zhaohui. These reports are as per the Twitter lists on @Twiplomacy.
Another way to know the Twitter popularity of the person is to overlook the number of times an account appears on a Twitter list. Regarding this Prime Minister is way behind President Trump, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and three others with more than 20,000 Twitter lists.
Apart from Twitter, Facebook holds the second position in terms of the most popular platform among government leaders.