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Adam Colver is the online editor at The Post-Star. He manages poststar.com, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram social media accounts.

Trump Twitter account

A screenshot of President Donald Trump's Twitter homepage is seen.

President Donald Trump has become the most followed active world leader on Twitter, according to social media trackers.

President Trump has more than 40 million followers on his @realDonaldTrump account, and has used this platform to rail on everything from the media to ongoing crises in the U.S. and around the globe.

Trump's early morning tweet-storms typically send media into a tizzy, no matter the subject matter. 

According to Twitplomacy, Pope Francis, @Pontifex, is second, with his accounts spanning several languages.

According to friendorfollow.com, President Trump still has a long way to go before ruling Twitter. Here are the top 5 most followed people and the number of followers they have:

  1. Katy Perry, @katyperry, 104,755,500 followers 
  2. Justin Bieber, @justinbieber, 102,019,290 followers 
  3. Barack Obama, @BarackObama, 95,553,943 followers 
  4. Taylor Swift, @taylorswift13, 85,611,461 followers 
  5. Rihanna, @rihanna, 79,419,367 followers 

— Adam Colver

Adam Colver is the online editor at The Post-Star. He manages The Post-Star's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and poststar.com. He can be reached at acolver@poststar.com.

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