A study on Thursday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi continues to remain the most popular world leader on Facebook. The Indian PM has nearly 45 million likes on his personal page.However, US President Donald Trump, who is on the second position with nearly 27 million likes, tops the rankings for the most interactions.
The third spot has been taken by Jordan's Queen Rania (16.8 million likes), as per the latest 2020 ‘World Leaders on Facebook’ rankings by global communications agency BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe).
Ahead of visiting India in February this year, the US President had boasted about being Number 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!," Trump had tweeted.
Albeit at No 2 on popularity, yet Trump took the top spot in terms of interactions. With 309 million comments, likes and shares on his Facebook page over the past 12 months, Trump is ahead of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro (205 million interactions).
PM Modi holds the third spot with 84 million interactions over the past 12 months. However, the Indian leader has a better interaction rate (averaging 202,633 interactions per post), which is around three times as many as Trump (74,521 average interactions per publication).