#IndiaMeansBusiness tops Twitter theme hashtags chart

Updated: Jan 28, 2018, 15:58 IST | Agencies

The hashtag was mentioned 39,251 times; after USA President Donald Trump, PM Narendra Modi was second most discussed person at Davos with 62,227 mentions

PM Narendra Modi's address on the opening day of the WEF 2018 was also deeply appreciated by the leaders of ASEAN countries. File pic
PM Narendra Modi's address on the opening day of the WEF 2018 was also deeply appreciated by the leaders of ASEAN countries. File pic

#IndiaMeansBu­siness has led the social media chart as the most discussed themes and hashtags coming out of the four-day World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, according to a US-based analytics company. The hashtag was mentioned maximum of 39,251 times, followed by women (35,8­37), America First (31,449), wealth (22­,­896), AI (19,018), globalism (16,513), climate change (15,477), fake news (13,567) and Blockchain (12,918), said international social media analytics firm Talkwalker on Saturday.

However, US President Donald Trump with over 2,73,000 mentions eclipsed every other individual in social media discussions around Davos. After Trump, PM Narendra Modi was second most discussed person at Davos with 62,227 mentions. Modi was followed by France President Emman­uel Ma­cron (40,975), British Premier Theresa May (27,791), Canadian PM Justin Trudeau (25,809), German President Angela Merkel (23,897) and Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan (13,573).

Talkwalker said "Davos" was mentioned more than 2.2 million times in the past week as against 7,95,000 mentions during last year's event. "US President Donald Trump eclipsed every other individual in social media discussions around Davos. From his speech to allegations of an affair, he generated four times as much discussion as any other top topic or individual," the report said.

"The most discussed topic was wealth inequality as Oxfam reported that 82 per cent of wealth goes to one per cent of the population," Talkwalker stated. The report added, "PM Modi's address promoting India for business on the opening day of the forum scored highly, alongside French President Macron's speech poking fun at Trump's refusal to believe in climate science. Artificial intelligence, globalism and climate change were also widely discussed themes." Significantly, PM Modi's Davos speech was also deeply appreciated by the leaders of ASEAN countries during their bilateral meetings with him.

2.2mn
No. of times 'Davos' was mentioned on Twitter last week

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