Daily Dose of Data 1: Most followed government officials on Twitter

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Oct 11, 2017
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Erdogan, Netanyahu and Trump among most followed heads of state on Twitter

Twitter has become a widely used tool by government officials to communicate directly to citizens. The increase in the use of Twitter by governments and citizens has been remarkable over recent years. In 2014, 28 offices of executive OECD government institutions (head of state, head of government or government as a whole) were already active on Twitter, and in 2016 all but one government, Hungary, had at least one active account. Over this period, the number of followers as a share of total population increased significantly in almost all countries.

Most followed governments officials on Twitter

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StatLink: http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/888933586217

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