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PM Modi becomes the most followed world leader on Instagram


Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emerged as the most followed world leader on photo-sharing app Instagram with a whopping 6.9 million followers, surpassing US President Donald Trump.

Mr Modi, who has put out 101 posts till date, is also the most “effective world leader” on the platform, a conclusion
that was reached based on the comments and likes that his posts garner.

The findings are part of a global study, “World Leaders on Instagram”, that analysed the activity of around 325 Instagram accounts of heads of state and government and foreign ministers over the last one year.

Trump, who occupies the second spot, has 6.3 million followers while Pope Francis is in third place with 3.7 million followers, ahead of the White House account with 3.4 million followers.

The study, undertaken by public relations firm Burson-Marsteller, claimed Modi’s posts receive an average of 2,23,000 interactions that is comments and likes.

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