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Morsi Tops Twitter Poll

Even though his account has been inactive for some time now, a study by Digital Daya shows that Mohamed Morsi ranked in #14 in a list of the top world leaders on Twitter, in terms of popularity. Find out who else made the cut:

Staff Writer

The Interim government has been beaten in the popularity polls by former President Mohamed Morsi, a new study claims. The poll by Digital Daya, which ranks the popularity of world leaders based on their number of Twitter followers ranked the former President 

at no.14 (786,651) in December 2012. However this year's study found that the current government's @egyptgovportal barely reaching the top half of the list and scoring 

less than 45,000 followers.

Morsi, who currently has more than 1,900,000 followers on his inactive account, previously sent out a series of tweets negating the legality of his takedown by the military. The former leader's tweets were made accessible to both English and Arabic audiences as the social media site began testing a Bing-powered English translation tool on Morsi’s and other prominent Egyptian accounts.

Turkish President Abdullah Gul also scored in the top 10 global leaders after increasing his audience by over 1.5 million people to approximately 4.1 million followers.  Gul has been a strong supporter of the social media platform despite Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey having called Twitter and social media “the worst menace to society.”

Meanwhile, the UAE PM, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ranked in seventh place as part of the annual survey, netting more than two million followers.