@CNNEE surpasses 20 million followers on Twitter 0:40
(CNN Spanish) – 12 years have passed since that first tweet. At that time, the platform was gaining more and more relevance in the news market and journalists eager for breaking news and life stories chose it as their natural habitat.
CNN en Español’s digital team joined, inaugurated its account and today, after a lot of work, it has more than 20 million followers on Twitter and is the most followed news account in Spanish in the world, based on information from the platform of Tubular Labs analysis.
To put that effort into numbers, in a 24/7 online job:
The account @CNNEE was created in April 2009, just 6 months later it began to publish its first tweets. The first tweet occurred on October 29, 2009 at 4:35 pm Miami time. On average, 4,000 tweets are published per month. Each publication is manual and produced by a journalist from CNN en Español’s Digital team. Our main audience is in Venezuela, the United States, Mexico and Colombia. In 2020, due to the effect of the coronavirus pandemic, more than 60,000 tweets were published, + 130% in relation to 2019. Indeed, more than 90% of the current interest of our audience is focused on issues related to covid-19 . June 1, 2020 was the day with the highest fan growth in the account’s history. In 24 hours, more than 70,000 users of the network began to follow @CNNEE interested in the death of George Floyd and the protests taking place on the streets of Minneapolis. One of the tweets that RT had the most was:
Atlanta police officers kneeling by protesters requests https://t.co/8NuETTlU2v @antonanzasma pic.twitter.com/kTWfXxG4yx
– CNN in Spanish (@CNNEE) June 1, 2020
The tweet that generated the most conversation in the history of @CNNEE was related to the announcement of the death of British physicist Stephen Hawking, on March 14, 2018.
Physicist Stephen Hawking dies at 76 https://t.co/vLsbUs4Nyk pic.twitter.com/lRguEjGV44
– CNN in Spanish (@CNNEE) March 14, 2018
@CNNEE has been a worldwide trending topic 101 times with “Conclusions” tags, one of the most important shows in the network’s programming carried out by Fernando del Rincón. Mainly related to the coverage of the crisis in Venezuela between 2014 and 2017.
#concluCENSURA is already TT # 1 worldwide. Keep participating and watch the show live at https://t.co/znrYfyPdhM | @soyfdelrincon pic.twitter.com/7nAR1SncFu
– CNN en Español (@CNNEE) February 16, 2017
The tweet with the most impact so far in 2021 was the tense interview with former President of Colombia Álvaro Uribe that Fernando del Rincón conducted in May, in “Conclusions.”
The former president of Colombia @AlvaroUribeVel spoke out, in a tense interview with @soyfdelrincon, against accusations that his heavy-handed rhetoric against protesters offends Colombians. https://t.co/mhYHBfF60W
– CNN in Spanish (@CNNEE) May 5, 2021
The news that had the most impact in 2020 was related to the positive covid of the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro. Also, the life story of the Colombian engineer Diana Trujillo, who came to NASA.
The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, tests positive for covid-19https: //t.co/lU6ZJ3b41q
– CNN in Spanish (@CNNEE) July 7, 2020
He arrived in Miami from Cali at the age of 17 and with three hundred dollars in his pocket. He began to study English. Then she graduated from engineering and today she works at NASA for the Mars 2020 expedition that is already on its way to that planet. https://t.co/xUTgZptl4E
– CNN en Español (@CNNEE) August 7, 2020
The CNN en Español account crossed the barrier of 20 million followers on August 10. And, according to the media rankings provided by the Socialbakers and Shareablee platforms for Latin America, and Tubular Labs at the Spanish-speaking market level, as of June 2021, @CNNEE is the world’s largest news account in Spanish.
We invite you to join us in our celebration on Twitter Space, this Wednesday at 11 pm Miami time. We will have a special talk with Fernando del Rincón, the main presenter of the chain and one of the CNNEE journalists with the largest number of followers on the platform. You can leave us your question about his journalistic work with the hashtag # CNNEE20Millones, and we will choose some to make him live.
Also, you can follow the conversation on our other social platforms: Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Telegram.