Boseman, Trump, and BTS dominate Twitter 2020

Twitter has released data of the most shared shared events on its platform this year.

At the top is the final tweet from the account of the Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, who died in August from colon cancer.

The message announcing his death was the most shared worldwide on Twitter in 2020, and received the most likes ever, at 7.5 million.

Former U.S. 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.

Meanwhile, U.S. President Donald Trump, himself a prolific twitter user, was the person most tweeted about on the platform followed by his Democratic rival and president-elect Joe Biden.

George Floyd, the Black man whose death in America under the knee of a white police officer sparked worldwide protests against racism, was the third most tweeted about person.

While the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter was the second-most popular, after #COVID19.

For a fourth straight year, the K-Pop group BTS were the most tweeted about musicians in the United States, a sign of the boy band's sucesses in U.S. music charts and award shows.