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From Trump to chicken nuggets, Twitter’s most popular tweets and accounts of 2017

If you have a Twitter account, you know it’s been a crazy year, from the political craziness to the celebrity clapbacks. 

Twitter sent us data on the most popular tweets of the year, as well as the most talked about people and subjects. Take a look and see if any of your favorite tweets and stars made the cut.

Most retweeted tweets:

1. The Wendy’s chicken nugget challenge

2. Barack Obama’s Charlottesville response

3. Pennsylvania State University raises money for Houston

4. Ariana Grande responds to the Manchester concert shooting

5. Barack Obama’s last “thankful” tweet as POTUS

Most retweeted athlete tweets:

1. LeBron James reacts to Trump not inviting the Warriors to the White House

2. Sam Martin shows love to Houston’s dogs

3. Colin Kaepernick appreciates Eminem

4. John Cena’s self-troll

5. Chris Rainey’s dizzy son

Most Tweeted about celebrities:

  1. K-pop group @BTS_twt

  2. South Korean record label @pledis_17

  3. Singer @Camila_Cabello

Most tweeted about elected world leaders:

  1. Surprise! President Donald Trump @RealDonaldTrump

  2. Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India @narendramodi

  3. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro @NicolasMaduro

Top athlete handles: 

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo @Cristiano

  2. LeBron James @KingJames

  3. Neymar @Neymarjr

  4. Colin Kaepernick @Kaepernick7

  5. Conor McGregor @TheNotoriousMMA

Some of the most followed celebrities that joined Twitter in 2017:

  1. EXO @weareoneEXO

  2. Wanna One @WannaOne_twt

  3. LaVar Ball @Lavarbigballer

  4. Chris Hughes @chrishughes_22

  5. Ryan Tedder @RyanTedder

  6. Morrissey @officialmoz

  7. Rachel Lindsay @TheRachLindsay

  8. Hilarie Burton @HilarieBurton

  9. Asahd Khaled @asahdkhaled

Most tweeted about TV shows (US-only):

  1. Game of Thrones

  2. Stranger Things

  3. Big Brother

  4. 13 Reasons Why

  5. Saturday Night Live

  6. The Walking Dead

  7. Grey’s Anatomy

  8. The Voice

  9. Supernatural

  10. Pretty Little Liars

Most Tweeted about movies (US-only):

  1. Wonder Woman

  2. La La Land

  3. Dunkirk

  4. Spider-Man: Homecoming

  5. Justice League

  6. It

  7. Beauty and the Beast

  8. Thor: Ragnarok

  9. Black Panther

  10. Fifty Shades Darker

Most tweeted activism hashtags (US-only):

(Note: #1 and #2 combine variations on the hashtags, like #Resistance and #MakeAmericaGreatAgain)

  1. #Resist

  2. #MAGA

  3. #ImpeachTrump

  4. #TrumpTrain

  5. #WomensMarch

  6. #NotMyPresident

  7. #BlackLivesMatter

  8. #NoDAPL

  9. #TakeAKnee

  10. #BoycottNFL

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