This qualitative study showed that most tweets from G7 leaders are informative, but this clearly will differ by leader.
This qualitative study explored the role of Twitter as used by G7 world leaders in response to COVID-19. Researchers included viral tweets from G7 world leaders (at least 500 likes) using keywords ‘COVID-19’ or ‘coronavirus’.
Overall, 8 of 9 (89%) G7 world leaders have verified and active Twitter accounts, with a total of 85.7 million followers. Out of 203 viral tweets, 83% were classified as ‘Informative’, of which 29% had links to government-based sources, 9% were ‘Morale-boosting’, and 7% were ‘Political’.