RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro is the world's third most popular head of state on social media. The Brazilian president is second only to Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, and US President Donald Trump, according to the Digital Popularity Index (IPD), prepared by the Quaest consultancy on behalf of Estado newspaper. Like the US president, Bolsonaro uses social media to announce government actions, attack opponents and criticize the press.
The index was compiled for a sample of 18 world leaders from the collection of social media usage figures on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. As a result . . .