NEW YORK :
WITH around 45 million likes on his personal page, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi continues to be the most popular world leader on Facebook, while US President Donald Trump dominates the rankings for the most interactions even as leaders across the world grow their audience on the social networking platform amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a study said.
Trump is the second most popular world leader on Facebook, with around 27 million likes and Jordan’s Queen Rania is in third position with 16.8 million likes, according to in the latest 2020 “World Leaders on Facebook” rankings by leading global communications agency BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe). Ahead of his India visit in February this year, Trump bragged about being No. 1 on Facebook. “Great honor, I think? Mark Zuckerberg recently stated that “Donald J. Trump is Number 1 on Facebook. Number 2 is Prime Minister Modi of India.” Actually, I am going to India in two weeks. Looking forward to it!,” he said.
Although Trump is the second most popular leader on Facebook, the new study found that the US President dominates the rankings for the most interactions with 309 million comments, likes and shares on his FB page. over the past 12 months, ahead of Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro with 205 million interactions. Modi is in third place with a total of 84 million interactions over the past 12 months, the research revealed.