Tracker: Trump tops pope as most-followed leader on Twitter - WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports

Tracker: Trump tops pope as most-followed leader on Twitter

Posted:
  • NationalMore>>

  • Survivors recount deadly Missouri duck boat sinking

    Survivors recount deadly Missouri duck boat sinking

    Saturday, July 21 2018 12:18 AM EDT2018-07-21 04:18:42 GMT
    Saturday, July 21 2018 5:13 PM EDT2018-07-21 21:13:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People pray outside Ride the Ducks, an amphibious tour operator involved in a boating accident on Table Rock Lake, Friday, July 20, 2018 in Branson, Mo.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People pray outside Ride the Ducks, an amphibious tour operator involved in a boating accident on Table Rock Lake, Friday, July 20, 2018 in Branson, Mo.
    More than half of the 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on a Branson lake were members of the same Indiana family, and they likely wouldn't have been on the ill-fated trip but for a ticket mix-up.More >>
    More than half of the 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on a Branson lake were members of the same Indiana family, and they likely wouldn't have been on the ill-fated trip but for a ticket mix-up.More >>
  • MGM turns to never-tested law to sue Vegas shooting victims

    MGM turns to never-tested law to sue Vegas shooting victims

    Friday, July 20 2018 4:52 PM EDT2018-07-20 20:52:38 GMT
    Saturday, July 21 2018 5:12 PM EDT2018-07-21 21:12:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ronda Churchill, File). FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2017 file photo, an American flag waves near a police barricade on the Las Vegas Strip with the MGM Grand hotel and casino in the background after a mass shooting in Las Vegas. The unprecedented ...(AP Photo/Ronda Churchill, File). FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2017 file photo, an American flag waves near a police barricade on the Las Vegas Strip with the MGM Grand hotel and casino in the background after a mass shooting in Las Vegas. The unprecedented ...
    The unprecedented move from MGM Resorts International to sue hundreds of victims of last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas relies on an obscure U.S. law never tested in court.More >>
    The unprecedented move from MGM Resorts International to sue hundreds of victims of last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas relies on an obscure U.S. law never tested in court.More >>
  • 'Suffering' ends with Honduran baby back in parents' arms

    'Suffering' ends with Honduran baby back in parents' arms

    Friday, July 20 2018 2:50 PM EDT2018-07-20 18:50:18 GMT
    Saturday, July 21 2018 4:19 PM EDT2018-07-21 20:19:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Esteban Felix). In this July 18, 2018 photo, Rolando Bueso Castillo and his wife Adalicia Montecinos, stand in their home in La Libertad, Honduras. It's been five months since they have seen their infant son Johan Bueso Castillo who was separ...(AP Photo/Esteban Felix). In this July 18, 2018 photo, Rolando Bueso Castillo and his wife Adalicia Montecinos, stand in their home in La Libertad, Honduras. It's been five months since they have seen their infant son Johan Bueso Castillo who was separ...
    A Honduran man who was separated from his baby son at the Texas border and then deported without him soon will hold the boy again.More >>
    A Honduran man who was separated from his baby son at the Texas border and then deported without him soon will hold the boy again.More >>

GENEVA (AP) -- President Donald Trump has passed Pope Francis to become the most-followed world leader on Twitter, a social media tracker said.

Twitplomacy said Trump, with about 40 million followers, over the weekend took the top spot on its tracked list of about 890 accounts of leaders like heads of state and government. The pope's followers in all languages are slightly fewer.

Twitplomacy founder Matthias Luefkens, head of digital with Burson Marsteller EMEA, acknowledged that many followers could be dormant accounts or "bots." The list also doesn't count ex-leaders like Barack Obama, who has 95 million-plus followers.

Trump has frequently announced government policy or made controversial statements on Twitter.

Luefkens said Wednesday that Trump's tweets get many "interactions" and he expects the U.S. leader might trumpet the achievement: "He does like his crowd size."

Powered by Frankly