Australia couldn’t get enough of Trump on Facebook in 2016
Australia could not get enough of the American election .
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Like slowing down to gawk at a automobile disintegrate, Australia could not get enough of the U.S. ballot in 2016.
It was the most talked about topic amongst the 15 million or so Australians sharing poles on Facebook this year, according to the company’s own data. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and shark attacks rounded out the top three. So, all in all, a remarkably dismal year.
According to Mia Garlick, administrator of Facebook policy for Australia and New Zealand, 289 million people in the world established 10 billion interactions – likes, observations, shares and original poles from the working day Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for president in Mar ., 2015 through to poll period this November.
“The fact that the US election did not are available in the top ten most talked about topics by Australians in 2015 suggests that 2016 was its first year that got Australians most hired about national elections, ” she said.
And why not? The whole act was, and continues to be, C.R.A.Z.Y .
Alongside Turnbull, right-wing politician Pauline Hanson was the only other local politico to induce the top 10 roll. Australia deemed its own referendum this year, but apparently the whole rigmarole wasn’t quite as engaging as Clinton v. Trump.
Here’s your 2016 “most talked about” directory, Australia. And here’s hoping 2017 is slightly more cheery.