For the first time, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj made into the list of top 10 leaders in the world with the most Twitter followers.
The 2016 Twiplomacy study by the global communications firm Burson-Marsteller said:
“@SushmaSwaraj is the most followed female world leader with 5 million followers at 10th spot, ahead of Jordan’s @QueenRania who has 4.7 million followers. “
Even the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) broke into the list for the first time with fourth place.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi remained intact at the third position and US president Barack Obama is still the uncontested leader of the digital world.
According to the study, Twitter was used by world leaders or governments in 173 nations — equal to 90 percent of United Nations (UN) member states. “By comparison, the social networking site Facebook was being used by 169 governments (87 percent),” it added.