Modi May Soon Have More Twitter Followers Than White House: Study
26 June, 2014
News and Updates / Internet
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is the fifth most "followed" world leader on Twitter, may soon overtake the White House in terms of number of followers on the microblogging site, an annual global study of world leaders revealed on Wednesday.
"Since his election in late May 2014, India`s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become the fifth-most followed world leader on Twitter, with 4,956,244 followers," the study said. It further added: "He is expected to surpass the US White House account (4,973,061 followers), within the next days and is using Twitter as a power tool to broadcast his messages." Modi skyrocketed to the fifth place, leaving behind Turkey`s President Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the sixth and seventh spots, respectively. They have more than 4 million followers each.
According to the study, Barack Obama has 43.69 million followers, Pope Francis has 14.09 million and Yudhoyono has 5.06 million followers.The study said the "meteoric rise" of Modi and Indonesian President shows that leaders of the most populous countries have a clear advantage in garnering "a large army of dedicated followers".