Donald Trump is currently the most followed world leader on Twitter with almost 40 million followers.
Long before Donald Trump became the President of the United States of America, he has been using social media to express his thoughts and feelings.
The @realDonaldTrump personal account crossed 39.7 million followers to overtake the nine different language accounts that the pope uses, making the president the most followed world leader, according to measurements kept by public relations firm, Burson-Marsteller.
Pope Francis, with 39.5 million followers at the time that Burson-Marsteller crunched the numbers, fell to second behind Trump when adding up the papal accounts that send the same messages in Spanish, English, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Franch, Latin, German and Arabic.
Next on the world stage for Twitter followers was India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with 34.9 million followers for his official @narendramodi account, plus another 21.3 million followers who track the @PMOIndia prime minister’s office account.
Trump also commanded the fifth and sixth largest audiences among world leaders on Twitter — with 20.5 million and 15.6 million followers — on the @potus and @WhiteHouse accounts he inherited in January.
Burson-Marsteller for several years has been tracking Twitter followers of world leaders, along with other social media metrics. It does not account for fake bot followers, which it figures all the world leaders have a “fair share” of, said Matthias Lüfkens, who runs the firm’s digital efforts.
Trump still has fewer followers than his predecessor. Barack Obama’s personal account, @barackobama, had 95.6 million followers as of Wednesday. Singers Katy Perry and Justin Bieber both have more than 100 million.
Trump’s social media presence has attracted attention worldwide since he joined Twitter in March 2009. He has frequently used Twitter to comment on politicians and celebrities and to communicate during the 2016 United States presidential election.
However, the attention on his Twitter activity increased significantly after he was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States and continued to post controversial opinions and statements.
Although many of the assertions made by Trump on his Twitter account have been proven to be false, some people still say that Donald Trump’s actions on Twitter are similar to cyberbullying.
A recent discovery states that it is either many people don’t believe the statement that he is a cyber bully or they just don’t care.