Time magazine has released its third annual list of the 25 most influential people on the Internet. Many celebrities familiar to the world have made the list, including US President Donald Trump, author J.K. Rowling of the Harry Potter series and popular South Korean boy group BTS.
Apart from US pop divas Katy Perry and Rihanna, as well as reality TV star Kim Kardashian, Chinese actress Yao Chen has made the list by using her fame to advocate for refugees and social media reform. Carter Wilkerson, a 16-year-old American boy, is also on the list for gaining 3.7 million retweets to win free chicken nuggets for a year from Wendy’s.
The editors of the magazine said they evaluated contenders by looking at their global impact on social media and overall ability to drive news. In other words, when those celebrities tweet, they are not only influencing the news, they are making it.
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