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Facebook publishes 2017 Year in Review recapping major events on social media

07 December 2017

It kicked off with the inauguration of President Donald Trump, a man who was elected despite being accused by more than a dozen women of sexual assault and misconduct. As the year unfolded, large numbers of women indicated interest in running for office.

This year of activation around women's rights was reflected not only in our national politics and media, but in our social media feeds.

But Vegas wasn't the only time people reached out on social media to help one another, with the natural disaster in Mexico, Hurricane Harvey and One Love Manchester making up the top three moments people came together in times of crisis.

Individuals came together to react and talk about important moments and events that happened around the world.

There's no doubt that 2017 was a roller coaster of a year, and Facebook says its users generated the most chatter about International Women's Day, Super Bowl 51 and the Las Vegas mass shooting while also coming together to give back in times of crisis.

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As 2017 comes to a close, Facebook has released it's annual Facebook Year in Review recapping some of the biggest moments that had users reacting on the social network. To identify which topics were unique to 2017, Facebook compared these keywords to the previous year's maximum single-day volume. While the marches in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and NY were the most attended according to Facebook, users in other cities created an additional 15,000 local events that reached users in 100 different countries. This video includes moments from this past year that you've shared or been tagged in and compiles them in a short video that can be edited and shared.

International Women's Day has been celebrated annually since being first recognized by the United Nations in 1957. Over 165 million people worldwide discussed the topic on Facebook, and more than 200 countries celebrated the day ― from Dia Internacional da Mulher in Brazil to Journée Internationale des Femmes in France. In the United States alone - which was in the eclipse's path of totality - 66 million users generated 236 million interactions about the celestial event.

Facebook also revealed a number of other events that had the world talking, listing the rest in no particular order.

Weeks earlier, Super Bowl 51 ranked as Facebook's second most talked-about world event of the year.

Facebook publishes 2017 Year in Review recapping major events on social media