Facebook shares the most talked about topics of the year 2016

As we are nearing towards the end of year 2016, Facebook has published its ‘Year In Review’ on the company’s press portal, which reveals the most-discussed topics around the world on the social network.

To figure out the top ten moments of the year, Facebook counted how frequently a topic was mentioned in Facebook posts made between January 1 and November 27, 2016. Mentions were analysed in an “aggregated, anonymised way”, and then ranked to create a snapshot of the year, the social network says.

The last 12 months has been clearly dominated by politics, which is also shown in the list. With the rise of Donald Trump to the American presidency, to the “Brazilian Politics” and, of course, Pokemon Go, all of them have found themselves as the most popular topics, globally.

The full list of the most talked about moments in the world in 2016, include: US Presidential Election – Brazilian Politics – Pokemon Go – Black Lives Matter – Rodrigo Duterte & Philippine Presidential Election – Olympics – Brexit – Super Bowl – David Bowie – Muhammad Ali

The company also added that the top 10 live videos that were measured by total cumulative views. The top ten live videos were: Continue reading

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