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Barack Obama’s Mandela Tweet Most Liked in Twitter History


Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News – 16-08-2017

Barack Obama’s response to the violence in Charlottesville has become the most “liked” tweet in the history of Twitter.

Twitter spokesman Nick Pacilo says Obama’s tweet quoting former South African president Nelson Mandela has now passed Ariana Grande’s tweet following a deadly bombing in May at her concert in England.

Following a white nationalist protest that led to three deaths, the former president tweeted a quote from Nelson Mandela’s 1994 autobiography “Long Walk to Freedom” that said, “No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin or his background or his religion.”

“People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

The first tweet, which shows a picture of Obama smiling at four children, has been retweeted more than 1.4 million times and liked 3.1 million times as of Wednesday afternoon.

Though Twitter’s user base remains small compared to competitors like Facebook and Instagram, it has continued to report strong growth in its daily user base.

And with more people using Twitter more frequently, it has become easier to break records on the platform.




Twitter: @FaizelPatel143 


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