What’s Trending? 📈 Inflation and Greedy CEOs

WHAT’S TRENDING THIS WEEK

WHAT WE’RE HEARING ON SOCIAL

Progressive pages authored half of the top 10 political posts of the past week on Facebook, an increase from two posts during the week prior. As happens often around holidays, three of the top ten posts from progressive pages were more personal in nature and centered on Valentine’s Day, while the top post on conservative pages was about declines in CNN viewership.

Top 10 progressive and conservative Facebook posts by interactions, according to data from NewsWhip
Top 10 political Facebook posts by interactions for the weeks of Feb. 10th and 16th, according to data from NewsWhip
Top 10 Facebook posts from progressive pages over the last week, according to data from NewsWhip.
Top 10 Facebook posts from conservative pages over the last week, according to data from NewsWhip.

DEEP DIVE

The revelations that Trump improperly removed and destroyed documents from the White House, which we tracked in the last What’s Trending, began to pick up traction over the past week — a post from Heather Cox Richardson, a prominent historian, received more than 120,000 engagements. Trump also responded to the increased attention with a counter-narrative falsely accusing Hillary Clinton’s campaign of spying on him — a piece of disinformation that was amplified by conservative pages.

Total Facebook interactions for posts referencing topic keywords, according to data from NewsWhip (U.S. pages only)

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