Barack Obama is the most popular political leader of all the World on Facebook. The American President has over forty million, that is more than four crore followers on the social media platform. His followers are growing at a rate of 0.305%.
Our own Narendra Modi has just broke in ranks and is fast emerging to be a challenger to Obama. His fan following is growing at a rate of 1.171%, much higher than Obama’s. Before the elections started, Modi had 12.46 million fans, about 1.25 crore followers. That is just one percent of India’s population. By yesterday, the number on Modi’s page has grown to 15.245 million! In the mean time, Modi has gone past Mitt Romney, Obama’s Republican challenger.
“Modi continues to have the fastest growing page of any politician or elected official worldwide,” Andy Stone from Facebook policy communications revealed. “During the election, Modi became the second most-liked politician on Facebook behind only Obama and Arvind Kejriwal also joined the ranks of the top five liked politicians globally,” the Facebook official added.
“Since elections were called on March 5th, Facebook users in India have been engaging with their friends, the candidates and political parties to discuss the 2014 Lok Sabha elections,” Stone said. From the day elections were announced to the day polling ended, 29 million people in India made 227 million interactions (posts, comments, shares, and likes) regarding the Indian Elections on Facebook.
That is two-thirds of all daily active Facebook users in India and an average of 10 interactions per person. In addition, 13 million people made 75 million interactions regarding Modi, Stone said. On the day of counting, mentions of Modi saw an increase of seven times.
Facebook India has 100 million users, and the number is going to increase for sure, so is the number of Modi fans, so it may not be too long to see that Modi is the most liked politician in the World on Facebook!