Facebook’s most talked about topics of 2016

Lindsay Bennett
By Lindsay Bennett | 9 December 2016
Donald Trump. Credit: Reddit.

Singers, senators, shark and sports were the topics that got the 15 million Australians who regularly use Facebook sharing in 2016, as well as the gaming sensation Pokemon Go.

Politics were a point of discussion on Facebook and Twitter this year, with Brexit making waves on the social media platforms and conversation around the US election outweighing Malcom Turnbull chatter.

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Top posts of the year came from Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Ricky Jervais and more.

Year in Review top 10 lists were measured by how frequently a topic was mentioned in Facebook posts made between January and December 2016. To compile this list, Facebook posts were analysed in an aggregated, anonymised way, and then ranked to create a snapshot of the year on Facebook. 

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