Pope Francis is Europe’s most followed leader with a combined following of 59 million on Twitter and Instagram. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is in second place with 35 million followers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, more than twice as much as the UK Royal Family with 17 million. The European External Action Service, the UK  Foreign and Development Office, and the Russian Foreign Ministry are the three best connected institutions with mutual relations with more than 130 other world leaders on Twitter.

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17 m

follow Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Twitter


of all European governments are on Facebook

7.2 m

follow Pope Francis on Instagram

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follow the government of Monaco on Twitter and on Facebook while the country only has 38,695 inhabitants