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WHAT’S TRENDING THIS WEEK

  • SCOTUS: Last week, the Supreme Court dismissed the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act, leaving the law intact and upholding health care for millions of Americans. On the same day, the court ruled in a major LGBTQ+ and religious freedom case that non-discrimination laws apply to taxpayer-funded child services so long as they are enforced neutrally.
  • For the People Act: On Tuesday, the Senate held a vote to move forward on the For the People Act, which would have expanded voting rights, reduced the influence of money in politics, limited partisan gerrymandering, and created new ethics rules. The bill was defeated by a Republican filibuster with a 50–50 vote — every Democratic Senator voted in favor of the voting rights bill and every Republican Senator voted in opposition.

WHAT WE’RE HEARING ON SOCIAL

This past week, top posts from conservatives included anti-LGBTQ content and anti-critical race theory content (even though what conservatives really mean by critical race theory is just … teaching history in schools.) Their top post was a personal photo from Ben and Candy Carson announcing the birth of a grandson. Notably, two of the top 10 posts promoted a Daily Wire article sharing Ron DeSantis’ remarks at a conservative event and highlighting a recent straw poll in which he placed first among conservatives, including Trump, as a 2024 presidential candidate.

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 June 10 and June 17 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.

DEEP DIVE

When examining the volume of posts and news stories within the political Facebook landscape, we see that those focus primarily on COVID-19, President Biden, and the economy:

Total daily interactions (U.S. only) with Facebook posts matching topic keywords, according to data from NewsWhip.
Total daily interactions (U.S. only) with Facebook posts matching topic keywords, according to data from NewsWhip.
Average daily interactions (U.S. only) with Facebook posts matching topic keywords, according to data from NewsWhip.

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