Facebook has unveiled the most talked about topics on the platform 2015, with Australian politics surrounding Tony Abbott, Malcolm Turnbull and the leadership spill taking out the top places.
Unsurprisingly Abbott himself was the most talked about topic on the platform in Australia, and Turnbull’s challenge came in second.
The ANZAC Day 100th Anniversary was third on the list for the most discussed in 2015, with the Bali Nine executions and the Syrian civil war and refugee crisis in fourth and fifth.
Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran also sneaked into the top 15.
Most Talked-About Topics in Australia 2015
1. Tony Abbott
2. Malcolm Turnbull and leadership spill
3. ANZAC Day 100th Anniversary
4. Bali Nine executions
5. Syrian Civil War & Refugee Crisis
6. Nepal Earthquakes
7. November 13 Attacks in Paris
8. Floyd Mayweather
9. Fight Against ISIS
10. Adam Goodes
11. Same-sex marriage debate
12. Mars flyby
13. Bronwyn Bishop expenses scandal
14. Ed Sheeran
15. Taylor Swift
On a global scale, the US Presidential election was the most talked about, followed by the horrific attacks in Paris on November 13 and the Syrian war.
Most Talked-About Topics globally
1. US Presidential Election
2. November 13 Attacks in Paris
3. Syrian Civil War & Refugee Crisis
4. Nepal Earthquakes
5. Greek Debt Crisis
6. Marriage Equality
7. Fight Against ISIS
8. Charlie Hebdo Attack
9. Baltimore Protests
10. Charleston Shooting & Flag Debate
National tragedies and cultural events were high up on the list for both Australia and the world.
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