Like slowing down to gawk at a car crash, Australia could not get enough of the U.S. election in 2016.
It was the most talked about topic among the 15 million or so Australians sharing posts 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 gloomy year.
According to Mia Garlick, director of Facebook policy for Australia and New Zealand, 289 million people around the world created 10 billion interactions —- likes, comments, shares and original posts — from the day Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for president in Mar., 2015 through to election day this November. Read more…