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[Graphic News] N. Korean leader 3rd most-searched politician online

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is the third most-searched politician by internet users worldwide this year, data showed .

Online searches for Kim totaled a monthly average of 1.9 million, behind US President Joe Biden, who topped the list with 7 million searches, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson with 2 million, according to German data analytics firm Statista.

Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel ranked fourth with 1.4 million searches.

The most-searched keyword related to the North Korean leader this year was “weight loss,” a separate analysis by Google Trends found.

In June, the 37-year-old Kim appeared at a politburo session appearing to have lost a significant amount of weight, raising speculation about his health and sparking keen public interest. (Yonhap)

By Nam Kyung-don (