Many politicians recognised the power of Social Media as a tool of raising their popularity among the voters, therefore their PR-teams are trying very hard on Twitter to show the "human" side of the favourite leader. Moreover, Twitter has basically substituted the regular press-conferences and public speeches. You definitely noticed in the news something like "In his Twitter President Y claims that...". Therefore, Twitter nowadays is as credible as any well-established news broadcaster.
On the infographic above you find the most active and popular world leaders on Twitter. Barack Obama seems to be an absolute Twitter-rockstar among the politicians. In the Top-5 he is followed by the King of Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister of India, and Recep Tayyip Erdogan - the President of Turkey. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, whose passion for Twitter is very well-known in his country, also managed into the Top-5. Other European politicians also popular on Twitter are: David Cameron, Matteo Renzi, Donald Tusk and Steffen Seibert.
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