Facebook Shares Top Trending Topics, Live Videos in Canada for 2016

Facebook has revealed their most talked about moments globally for 2016, while also sharing some Canadian specific data as well.

Here are the top 10 Canadian topics list for 2016

  1. US Elections
  2. Fort McMurray wildfire
  3. Blue Jays
  4. Pokemon Go
  5. Gord Downie & The Tragically Hip
  6. David Bowie
  7. Rodrigo Duterte & Philippine Presidential Elections
  8. Toronto Raptors
  9. Brexit
  10. Olympics

Now compare our list to the global top ten list for 2016:

  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
As expected, the U.S. Presidential election dominated headlines and on Facebook as well. The company says the top 10 moments are measured by “how frequently a topic was mentioned in Facebook posts made between January 1 and November 27, 2016.” Mentions were aggregated, anonymized and then ranked, according to the social network.
Also, for the first time, Facebook has shared the top Live videos as well, based on cumulative views. Here are the top 5 from Canada:

Here are the top global live videos, which were led by the way…Chewbacca Mom!


  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

Earlier this month, Facebook revealed the top trending Canadian Instagram moments, which you can check out here.

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