Narendra Modi is third most followed world leader on Twitter, Sushma Swaraj most followed foreign minister
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Narendra Modi is third most followed world leader on Twitter, Sushma Swaraj most followed foreign minister

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the third-most followed world leader on Twitter with 42 million followers on his personal account @NarendraModi, according to a study on ‘world leaders on social media’ conducted by BCW.

As of May 18, 2018, Modi is just behind US President Donal Trump and Pope Francis. The official account of the prime minister @PMOIndia boasts of the fourth-largest following with 26 million followers.

According to the study, ninety-seven per cent of all 193 United Nations (UN) member states have an official presence on Twitter, except, the governments of only six countries, namely- Laos, Mauritania, Nicaragua, North Korea, Swaziland, and Turkmenistan. Even the Chinese government’s State Council Information Office maintains a presence on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, and seven Chinese embassies, as well as one Chinese ambassador, are now active on Twitter.

Sushma Swaraj, India’s External Affairs Minister also made it to the top 10 list of the most followed world leaders, with more than 10 million followers on Twitter. She also happens to be the most followed female world leader, as well as foreign minister on Twitter with 11 million followers. Among foreign ministries, India stands third on the micro-blogging site with more than 1 million followers.

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