Trump-Kim summit: Nearly 4 million tweets posted worldwide from June 1 to 13

US President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the courtyard of Capella Singapore on June 12, 2018.
US President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the courtyard of Capella Singapore on June 12, 2018.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE - Nearly four million tweets were posted on the historic Trump-Kim summit, from June 1 to 13 - the day the meeting was confirmed to the day after the event, Twitter said in a statement on Thursday (June 14).

In comparison, the most tweeted-about global event last year was the Miss Universe pageant, which saw about 34 million related tweets sent during the event.

 

During the summit, there was also plenty of media coverage on the platform. More than 35 media outlets live-streamed the meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12.

Activity peaked at around 9am that day, with 5,200 tweets per minute when both leaders shook hands for the first time.

Hashtags related to the summit, including #TrumpKimSummit, #TrumpKim and #SingaporeSummit, also trended during the first meeting between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader.

From June 10 to 12, after both leaders touched down in Singapore until the end of the summit, The Straits Times' official Twitter account received nearly 13,000 retweets and more than 16,000 likes on its 256 tweets, according to data from social media analytics site Locowise.

Here is a list of ST's best-performing tweets from the #TrumpKimSummit:

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