According to the figures released by Twitter on 5 December 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emerged as the most tweeted about world leader after US President Donald Trump this year.
The micro blogging site stated that Modi with 37.5 million followers is the second most tweeted about world leader, after Donald Trump who has 44.1 million followers.
Other world leaders in the top-10 list include Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, French President Emmanuel Macro, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Argentina's President Mauricio Macri, British Prime Minister Theresa May, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo.
Among the most-liked tweets of 2017, the one that received the most amount of likes belonged to former US President Barack Obama. In fact, two of his postings were among the top-three most-liked tweets of 2017. Overall, four of his tweets were among the 10 most popular tweets of the year.
Obama’s twitter handle has as many as 97.6 million followers, making him the third most followed person on Twitter, after Justin Bieber and Katy Perry.
The tweet that topped the most-liked tweets list was the one that Obama had sent in the aftermath of a Charlottesville, Virginia white supremacist rally descending into violence. It received 4.6 million likes. It was also the second-most retweeted post.
On the other hand, none of Trump’s tweets made it to the top-10 of either most-retweeted posts or most-liked ones in 2017.
Further, Indian-American Preet Bharara, this year, emerged as the top followed new US political account.