International Women’s Day was the most talked about moment on Facebook both in Canada and around the world this year.
Women’s March took the crown for the largest Facebook event in 2017
The 2017 Women’s Day had 430 million interactions from 165 million people. This doubled the interactions they had in 2016.
Other topics that were hot this year for Canadians were Gord Downie’s death and the Las Vegas massacre. The Women’s March took the crown for the largest Facebook event in 2017. Half a million people participated.
The other top stories included celebrity deaths, mass shootings, and the viral video of a passenger being dragged off an United Airlines plane.
“This data shows that this year was a hard one, sometimes wrought with painful events that caused harm to people around the world,” the company said in a statement. “But through these tough times, people showed their resilience and how there is true strength when communities support one another.”
Here’s the top 10 of what we were talking about this year on Facebook:
1. International Women’s Day 2. Gordon Downie’s death3.Las Vegas Violence4.A missing 15-year-old Mississauga girl who was found safe 5. Tom Petty’s death6. Chris Cornell’s death7. Chester Bennington’s death8. United Airlines incident and video9. Meryl Streep’s Golden Globe speech10. Quebec City mosque shooting