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US election was most ‘talked about’ in 2016: Facebook

December 08
19:47 2016

The political situation in Brazil, in which the country's former president Dilma Rousseff was impeached, was the second-most talked about topic on Facebook in 2016 after the US electionThe US presidential election was the most "talked about" topic on Facebook in 2016, in a year filled with discussion and debate on issues that were both serious and light-hearted. The bitterly contested election in which Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton was ranked as the leading issue, followed by Brazil's political developments which included the impeachment of president Dilma Rousseff, Facebook said in a blog post. Other subject matters shared among Facebook's 1.79 billion users were more sober, with the fourth leading topic the "Black Lives Matter" movement, followed by the election in the Philippines of Rodrigo Duterte.


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