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Trump is wrong; Modi far ahead on Facebook (fact check)

US President Donald Trump, in a series of tweets betraying excitement about his India visit, wrote he was the most followed personality on the social networking site

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US President Donald Trump is excited about his visit to India. The US president is expressing his eagerness by constantly tweeting about his tour of India. Before his visit, he is also constantly praising Prime Minister Modi.

Trump said in a tweet it was an honour for him that Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg declared the US president as the most followed personality on Facebook and Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the second-most followed one.

“I am going to India in two weeks. Looking forward to it!” the US president wrote.

According to Twiplomacy’s 2019 rankings, however, Prime Minister Modi is the most followed leader among the world’s leaders. Modi has 44 million followers on Facebook whereas Trump has about 26 million followers.

However, former US President Barack Obama is still about 10 million followers ahead of Prime Minister Modi.

But personalities outside the political world, those from the fields of entertainment and sports, are far, far ahead of any politician. And a service provider and a product manufacturer/seller are even more popular than these personalities: Facebook itself and Samsung.

Rank

Account name

Followers
(millions)

Category

Country

1

Facebook

214

Social media

 USA

2

Samsung

159

Product and services

 KOR

3

Cristiano Ronaldo

122

Football Player

 POR

4

Mark Zuckerberg

116

Internet entrepreneur

 USA

5

Real Madrid C.F.

110

Football club

 ESP

6

Coca-Cola

107

Product and services

 USA

7

FC Barcelona

103

Football club

 ESP

8

Shakira

100

Musician

 COL

9

Vin Diesel

97

Actor

 USA

10

Tasty

97

Internet media

 USA

11

CGTN

92

Television Network

 CHN

12

Mr. Bean

91

Public Figure

 UK

13

Lionel Messi

87

Football Player

 ARG

14

Eminem

86

Musician

 USA

15

YouTube

84

Product and services

 USA

16

McDonald’s

79

Product and services

 USA

17

Rihanna

79

Musician

 BAR

18

Will Smith

77

Actor

 USA

19

Justin Bieber

76

Musician

 CAN

20

China Daily

85

Newspaper

 CHN

21

People’s Daily

73

Newspaper

 CHN

22

Manchester United

73

Football club

 UK

23

Harry Potter

72

Film franchise

 UK

24

Michael Jackson

72

Musician

 USA

25

Taylor Swift

71

Musician

 USA

26

Candy Crush Saga

71

Game

 USA

27

Xinhua News Agency

71

Newspaper

 CHN

28

Bob Marley

70

Musician

 JAM

29

Jerusalem Prayer Team

69

Middle East commentator

 USA

30

UEFA Champions League

67

Football competition

 EU

As of 14 January 2020

 

Kem Chho, Trump!

The US president is visiting India on 24 February. He will be in Ahmedabad and Delhi on a two-day tour. This is Trump’s first Indian visit after becoming US President.

The international cricket fraternity is not unaware of the name of Sardar Patel Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad. Due to its reconstruction for some years, matches are not being held in this stadium. Now the reconstruction work is complete. The US president will inaugurate the refurbished stadium.

Trump is visiting India on 24 and 25 February. He will participate in the ‘Kem Chho, Trump!’ event organised on the lines of ‘Howdy Modi’ in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

An event like Howdy Modi will welcome US President Trump in India to influence the Indian-American voters in the presidential elections to be held in November this year. According to the organisers who are preparing for US president’s programmes in India, when his itinerary needed visits to a city other than Delhi, the government asked the American counterpart to reschedule it in a manner so that Ahmedabad gets to host Trump. According to the organisers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join the event with the US president.

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