US Presidential Elections Most Discussed Event on Facebook for 2016

San Francisco, – The 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 election which saw Donald Trump win the race to the White House was the main issue. Coming second were the political developments in Brazil which saw the impeachment of president Dilma Rousseff. Pokemon Go, the location-based augmented reality game for smartphone users, was the number three topic.

Facebook’s 1.79 billion users saw the election of Rodrigo Dutere in the Philippines, the Olympic games, followed by Brexit, the Super Bowl and the deaths of rock star David Bowie and boxing icon Muhammad Ali as other important events this year.

Facebook said it measured leading topics by how frequently an issue was mentioned in posts made between January 1 and November 27.

Source: Qatar News Agency

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