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Politwitter 2018 Year in Review

This page is a summary of the Twitter & social media usage of Canadian politicians during 2018. The usage of Twitter among MPs increased in 2010 over 2009 but the amount of new politicians joining Twitter dropped. Most of the early adoptors had already joined Twitter in 2009.

  • Total MPs joined Twitter in 2018: 0
  • Total MLAs joined Twitter in 2018: 1
  • Total Tweets Indexed in 2018: 268,009
  • Total Tweets by Federal MPs in 2018: 8,437
  • Total Tweets by MLAs in 2018: 8,805

Indexed Federal Tweets

Indexed Federal Tweets chart

Top Invited MPs to Twitter

    Tweets indexed each month

    tweets each month


    MPs Most Viewed Youtube Videos (on politwitter)

    Federal Video Stats

      Top Video Posters

        MPs Most Viewed Photos (on politwitter)

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        Federal Picture Stats

        1. 428conservative
        2. 152ndp
        3. 125liberal



        Most Retweeted Tweets of 2018

        Combined total Retweets

        1. 170,174 Justin Trudeau
        2. 23,843 Jason Kenney
        3. 19,461 Michelle Rempel
        4. 7,909 Charlie Angus NDP
        5. 7,388 Patrick Brown



        Most Retweeted Links of 2018

        Most Retweeted Links of 2018 by Politicians


        MPs with Greatest Increase in Facebook Fans

          MPs with Greatest Increase in Twitter Followers

          1. +114,584 Justin Trudeau
          2. +10,412 Kathleen Wynne
          3. +6,135 Andrew Scheer
          4. +5,752 Andrea Horwath
          5. +3,848 Michelle Rempel
          6. +3,646 Francois Legault
          7. +3,624 Patrick Brown
          8. +2,746 Navdeep Bains
          9. +2,549 Alexandre Cloutier
          10. +2,086 Olivia Chow



          Provincial

          Top Provincial Hash Tags

          1. 2797#onpoli
          2. 1625#pcpo
          3. 206#ableg
          4. 190#bcpoli
          5. 182#polqc
          6. 137#nspoli
          7. 130#skpoli
          8. 125#abpoli
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