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REVEALED: Facebook's Most Talk About Topics For 2016

What trended this year

REVEALED: Facebook's Most Talk About Topics For 2016

2016 gave us Carpool Karaoke, the Chewbacca mask mum and the Mannequin Challenge.. but what topics got us talking on Facebook?

The social media site's revealed Australia's highest rating topics this year, with singers, senators, sharks and sports peaking our interest.

The US Election came out on top, 10 billion interactions generated worldwide.

Aussie Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was second, for the second year running. During the election campaign, 3.7 million Australians had 32 million election-related interactions.

Shark attacks was the third most talked about topic. Coast to coast there were many attacks this year and debate on what to do about it. It's the first time this topic has made the list.

Also getting an honourable mention, the late David Bowie, generating 100 million likes, shares and comments just 12 hours after his death, and Pokemon Go with absolutely dominated the world when it was released mid-way through the year.

Here's the full list:

1. US Election
2. Malcolm Turnbull
3. Shark attacks
4. David Bowie
5. Pokemon Go
6. Pauline Hanson
7. Western Bulldogs and AFL Grand Final
8. Brexit
9. Rodrigo Duterte 
10. 2016 Rio Olympics

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