What’s Trending? 📈 The posts that get the most shares

WHAT’S TRENDING THIS WEEK

  • Tax Evasion: ProPublica released a new analysis, “The Secret IRS Files,” which found that between 2014–2018, the richest 25 Americans paid little to nothing in federal income taxes. The report explores how the ultrarich avoid paying their fair share while middle-class Americans foot the bill, renewing calls to pass President Biden’s tax plans. Public Citizen also documents how those same companies spent almost half a billion dollars on lobbying and political efforts.
  • First trip abroad: On Wednesday, President Biden departed for his first trip abroad since taking office, aiming to showcase that the United States is back and standing with other democracies of the world to tackle global challenges together. Under Biden, global approval of the United States has rebounded.

WHAT WE’RE HEARING ON SOCIAL

Progressives and conservatives continue to post about a wide-range of topics on Facebook. This past week, conservatives posted anti-LGBTQ content, anti-immigrant content, and their top post was a video of a speech accusing President Biden of “trying to turn this country into a socialist hell hole.”

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 May 27 and June 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.
Total daily interactions (U.S. only) with Facebook posts matching topic keywords, according to data from NewsWhip.
Average likes, shares, and comments on top political Facebook posts (U.S. only) for the week of June 3–9, according to data from NewsWhip.
Distribution of top 1000 political Facebook posts (U.S. only) for the week of June 3–9, according to data from NewsWhip. Neutral (neither progressive nor conservative) political pages were omitted.
Total interactions on top political Facebook posts (U.S. only) for the week of June 3–9, according to data from NewsWhip.

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