Duterte and Philippine Presidential Election, 5th most-talked Topic on Facebook 2016


Facebook, the social media giant recently disclosed its annual list of most discussed and shared topics for the year on their network. Rodrigo Duterte & Philippine Presidential Election was the 5th most talked about topic globally, while US presidential election grabbed the top place under the list.

According to Facebook, the annual list were measured on how often a topic was mentioned by users on Facebook posts throughout the year, starting from January 1st and ending 8th December 2016. Before disclosing the list, the posts with most mentions were evaluated in a combined way and ranked to make a snapshot of the year on the social media network.

“To put this list together, mentions were analyzed in an aggregated, anonymized way and then ranked to create a snapshot of the year on Facebook,” it said.

Here are the Top 10 global topics shared and discussed on Facebook 2016:

  1. U.S. Presidential Election
  2. Brazilian Politics
  3. Pokémon GO
  4. Black Lives Matter
  5. Rodrigo Duterte & Philippine Presidential Election
  6. Olympics
  7. Brexit
  8. Super Bowl
  9. David Bowie
  10. Muhammad Ali

Facebook further released a list of top 10 Live Videos, here is the list:

  1. Candace Payne, Chewbacca Mom
  2. Ted Yoder, Soundscapes
  3. Buzzfeed, Countdown to the next presidential election
  4. Atlanta Buzz, People are lining up to hug police officers in Dallas
  5. NBC News, Election results
  6. Under the Hood, Video of a truck completely carved out of wood
  7. Viral Thread, Population count from US to CA
  8. CNN, Election results on Empire State building
  9. Dena Blizzard, Pokemon Go for moms “Chardonnay Go”
  10. Super Deluxe, Election map

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