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Facebook Reveals 2016's Most Talked-About Topics



Brexit and the US elections dominated conversations this year

Facebook Reveals 2016's Most Talked-About Topics

Each year, Facebook reviews the moments, events and trends that people shared and talked most about. Today, the company has shared the most talked about moments from 2016, along with - for the first time - the top Live videos from this year.

It's no surprise that in the UK the referendum took the top seat, driving over 16 million conversations as people turned to Facebook to express both excitement and dismay at the news. The US election came in second place, with Euro 2016 in third, coming ahead of the year’s other major sporting celebration, the Olympics in Rio, which came in 6th. The passing of David Bowie and Muhammed Ali also feature in the top ten.

Here is the UK top 10:

1) Brexit

2) US Elections

3) Euro Cup

4) David Bowie

5) London Mayoral Election

6) Olympics

7) Pokemon Go

8) Muhammad Ali's death

9) Brussels Attack

10) Jo Cox's murder


And here is the global topics list for this year:

1) US Elections

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) Muhammed Ali

“Your Year in Review”

This month, many people will also see a personalised video in their News Feed of their meaningful moments from 2016 that they can edit and share with family and friends. They can also access their video by visiting 

You can check out a preview of the Year in Review video below:

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