Facebook’s year in review is just a list of things that are sad

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Facebook made its contribution to the weirdly crowded genre of tech platform year-in-review blog posts today, highlighting 2016’s most-discussed stories on its increasingly controversial platform for the sharing of all news fake, real, and imagined. It is a list of people who are dead and democracies that are dying, and it reads like a suicide note. Happy New Year!

Your top 10 most-discussed trends around the world are:

  1. US Presidential Election
  2. Brazilian Politics
  3. Pokémon Go
  4. Black Lives Matter
  5. Rodrigo Duterte & Philippine Presidential Election
  6. Olympics
  7. Brexit
  8. Super Bowl
  9. David Bowie
  10. Muhammad Ali

So that’s one response to police brutality (Black Lives Matter), one video game fad, (Pokémon Go), two sports events (Olympics, Super Bowl), two…

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