REVEALED: The most talked about topics on Facebook in 2016

Facebook has revealed the topics that were most talked about on the social media website in 2016.

“Every day people turn to Facebook to connect with their friends and family on the issues and events that matter most to them,” Sheida Neman, Facebook’s Data Analyst said.

“Today we’re highlighting the most talked about topics in Facebook’s 2016 Year in Review.”


Both globally and in Australia, the US election took out the top spot with the Olympics and Pokemon Go also gaining attraction.

The results were based on how often each topic was mentioned on Facebook from January 1 to November 27, 2016.

Australian Top 10 Topics:

1. US Elections

2. Malcolm Turnbull

3. Shark Attacks

4. David Bowie

5. Pokemon Go

6. Pauline Hanson

7. Western Bulldogs AFL Grand Final

8. Brexit

9. Rodrigo Duterte

10. Olympics

Global Top 10 Topics:

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