The Economist have a Starscore of 345,706 and are No.531 today on the Global social media chart
With a total of 2,533,001 Facebook fans, 4,217,858 Twitter followers and 5,110,841 YouTube views. Today The Economist gained 3,695 Facebook fans, gained 5,376 Twitter followers and gained 5,515 YouTube views. Their social media ranking has moved down 25 places in the daily Brand Chart to no.127 and remains at no.171 in the all time Brand Chart.
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The Economist is an English-language weekly news and international affairs publication owned by The Economist Newspaper Ltd. and edited in offices in London. Continuous publication began under founder James Wilson in September 1843. For historical reasons The Economist refers to itself as a newspaper, but each print edition appears on small glossy paper like a news magazine, and its YouTube channel is called EconomistMagazine. In 2006, its average weekly circulation was reported to be 1.5 million, about half of which were sold in the United States. The publication belongs to The Economist Group, half of which is owned by Pearson PLC via the Financial Times. A group of independent shareholders, including many members of the staff and the Rothschild banking family of England, owns the rest. A board of trustees formally appoints the editor, who cannot be removed without its permission. The Economist claims that it is not a chronicle of economics. Rather, it aims to take part in a severe contest between intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance obstructing our progress. It takes an editorial stance of classical and economic liberalism which is supportive of free trade, globalisation, free immigration and a few socially liberal causes (such as supporting legal recognition for gay marriage). It targets highly educated readers and claims an audience containing many influential executives and policy-makers. Some of The Economist readers consume both elite and mass media. The newspaper's CEO described this recent global change, which was first noticed in the 1990s and accelerated in the beginning of the 21st century, as a new age of Mass Intelligence. About two thirds of the 75 staff journalists are based in London, although The Economist has a global emphasis and scope. The publication has been widely acclaimed by experts, businesspeople, and world leaders alike, although it has also faced some criticism and controversy.