What’s Trending? 📈 Happy and sad at the same time

WHAT’S TRENDING THIS WEEK

  • Climate crisis: Between devastating flooding in Europe, wildfires raging in the western United States, and lingering smoke polluting air across the rest of the country, one thing is clear: The climate crisis is here, and it’s impacting lives across the globe.

WHAT WE’RE HEARING ON SOCIAL

This past week, top conservative posts scorned vaccines and criticized Texas House Democrats who traveled to D.C. in their fight to protect voting rights. They also criticized members of the U.S women’s national soccer team who knelt for the national anthem at their first Olympic game to protest racism. Candace Owens secured the top spot for conservatives for the second week in a row with a tweet screenshot.

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 July 8 and 15 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

For this week’s deep dive, we broke out five critical areas of President Biden’s economic plan and tracked relevant keywords on Facebook to see which aspects resonate the most.

Total daily shares (U.S. only) with Facebook posts matching topic keywords, according to data from NewsWhip.
Total daily “Love” interactions (U.S. only) with Facebook posts matching topic keywords, according to data from NewsWhip.
Total daily “Angry” 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.

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