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Chadwick Boseman, Donald Trump and K-pop group BTS dominate Twitter in 2020

Chadwick Boseman, Donald Trump and K-pop group BTS dominate Twitter in 2020

FILE PHOTO: 50th NAACP Image Awards – Photo Room – Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 30, 2019 – Chadwick Boseman poses backstage with his Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture award for Black Panther. REUTERS/Mike Blake

The announcement of the death of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman was the most shared on Twitter worldwide in 2020, and got the most "likes" of any Tweet ever, the social media platform said on Monday (Dec 7).

The Aug 28 post by Boseman's family saying the actor had died of colon cancer at age 43 was "liked" some 7.6 million times, Twitter said, releasing data of the most shared events on its platform for 2020.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump holds a campaign event for Republican U.S. senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in Valdosta, Georgia, U.S., December 5, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

US President Donald Trump, himself a prolific user of Twitter, was the person most tweeted about worldwide in 2020, followed by his Democratic opponent and winner in the November elections, Joe Biden.

K-Pop group BTS were the No 1 most tweeted about musicians in the United States for a fourth straight year, reflecting the South Korean boy band's milestones on the US singles charts and successes at award shows.

In this handout image courtesy of ABC, South Korean band BTS performs during the 2020 American Music Awards at the Microsoft theatre on Nov 22, 2020 in Los Angeles. (AFP PHOTO / COURTESY OF ABC)

Former US President Barack Obama's tribute to Kobe Bryant as a "legend on the court" after the death of the basketball player in a helicopter crash in January, was second among likes and retweets.

George Floyd, the black man whose death in May in Minneapolis under the knee of a white police officer prompted worldwide protests against racism, was the third most tweeted about person in the world in 2020, while the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter was the second-most popular after #COVID19, Twitter said.

Rapper Kanye West, who ran for the White House in November and whose mental health raised concerns, took second place among musicians, Twitter said.

(Source: Reuters)

Source: Reuters/sr