North America

During a press conference with then Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Barack Obama jokingly said that thanks to Twitter “we may be able to throw away those red phones that have been sitting around for so long”. The U.S. President might be the most popular world leader on Twitter, but he is not the best connected, only following three other leaders, namely Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (@MedvedevRussiaE), Norway’s Prime Minister @Erna_Solberg and Australia’s Prime Minister @TurnbullMalcom and blissfully ignores all other world leaders including his Mexican and Canadian neighbours. Leaders in Central America and the Caribbean are among the most active on Twitter.

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follow Barack Obama on Twitter

Nicaragua is the only country in North America where the government is not on Facebook or Twitter

The government of Puerto Rico is among the most active on Periscope

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follow Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Instagram