What’s Trending? 📈 Mandates and anti-vaxxers and Ron DeSantis, oh my

WHAT’S TRENDING THIS WEEK

  • Infrastructure: On Sunday, the Senate advanced President Biden’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act with a 67–27 bipartisan vote. Early Wednesday morning, the Senate also approved a $3.5 trillion budget resolution. The two bills make up the President’s Build Back Better agenda: investing heavily in physical infrastructure and also including historic investments in child care, health care, fighting climate change, lowering the cost of prescription drugs, and more.
  • Climate Crisis: On Monday, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its 2021 report. The 130-page report detailed how humans have warmed the planet, that some of those changes are irreversible, and that while further harm is inevitable, there is still a narrow window for us to act.

WHAT WE’RE HEARING ON SOCIAL

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 29 and August 5 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

Total Facebook posts, average interactions per post, and average shares per post referencing COVID-19 and topic keywords, according to data from NewsWhip (U.S. pages only, Aug 5–10).
Total Facebook posts, average interactions per post, and average shares per post for a subset of identified and categorized Pages, according to data from NewsWhip (U.S. pages only, Aug 5–10).

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