Politics and Pokemon: Facebook’s 2016 year in review


Facebook has released 2016’s most talked-about global topics and Live videos. Unsurprisingly, the US Presidential Election comes out top, followed by politics in Brazil and, for some light relief, Pokemon Go. The results are listed below but if you’re still in a fog of festive excess, they also made a handy – and very moving – film:

Facebook’s top 10 discussed topics:

  1. US Presidential Election

  2. Brazilian Politics

  3. Pokemon 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’s top ten global Live videos:

  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