What’s Trending? 📈 A Texas-sized step back

WHAT’S TRENDING THIS WEEK

  • Biden’s American Rescue Plan: The Senate officially passed the American Rescue Plan on Saturday. The $1.9 trillion relief package includes direct payments, extended unemployment benefits, an expansion of the child tax credit, rental assistance, vaccine funding, and more. The legislation remains extremely popular among all voters, but every Republican in Congress still voted against it.
  • For the People Act: Late Wednesday night, House Democrats passed the For the People Act — a sweeping reform package to strengthen our democracy, get big money out of politics, expand the right to vote, and protect every American’s right to vote — by a 220–210 vote.

WHAT WE’RE HEARING ON SOCIAL

A Texas-sized step back: Top posts from conservative Facebook pages were primarily focused on two topics: the repeal of mask mandates by several conservative governors, and the fake “cancellation” of Dr. Seuss. Top content on progressive pages was less aligned and included a mix of the promotion of books and podcasts, evergreen photos, and posts marking historic days. A post celebrating Greg Abbott’s repeal of the Texas mask mandate significantly outperformed the top post from a progressive, a post by President Obama promoting Michelle Obama’s Becoming.

Top 20 best-performing political Facebook posts by interactions according to data from NewsWhip.
Top 10 best-performing political Facebook posts on the left and right for the weeks of February 24 and March 3 by interactions according to data from NewsWhip.
Top ten Facebook posts from progressive pages over the last week, according to data from NewsWhip.
Top ten Facebook posts from conservative pages over the last week, according to data from NewsWhip.
Best-performing political Facebook posts from progressives about the American Rescue Plan and from conservatives about the repeal of mask mandates by interactions according to data from NewsWhip.
  • Emphasizing the most popular provisions in the bill, including the $1,400 stimulus checks and $20 billion to surge vaccine distribution.
  • Sharing top-performing social media content, like this chart from CAP Action:
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