Facebook's Top Political Posts
Andrea Austria / Media Matters

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Facebook’s top political posts

A daily record of posts with the most interactions from top Facebook news and political pages

Every day, Media Matters uses Facebook's CrowdTangle tool to identify and share the 10 posts with the most interactions from top political and news-related Facebook pages. Our list also specifies the ideological leaning of each page. To capture the daily news cycle, each day's list covers posts made between 8 a.m. Eastern time the previous day and 8 a.m. Eastern time the day of posting. (Data for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday is aggregated and presented on Mondays.)

Publicly available data and reporting on Facebook engagement primarily focus on shared links. (New York Times technology columnist Kevin Roose and professor Fabio Giglietto highlight the top-performing link posts on Twitter every day.) In addition to links, our analysis includes all text, photos, native videos, live videos, and YouTube videos shared by the most popular political and news-related pages. For a full explanation of how we developed ideological assignments for these pages, see the methodology here

Media Matters and others have demonstrated again and again that there is no bias or censorship against conservatives on Facebook, despite claims to the contrary. This dataset is more evidence that no such bias exists.

 
  • Daily top 10 Facebook posts about news and politics

  • Daily top 10 Facebook posts about news and politics
  • Daily breakdown

  • Percentage of posts and interactions from the day or specified time frame that were categorized as right-leaning, left-leaning, or nonaligned.  

    Daily Breakdown

     
  • 2022 interaction trends

  • Since January 1, 2022:

    The chart below details trends in interactions for the different ideological page groupings since the beginning of 2022. 

    Interaction trends (2022)

     
  • Last 30 days:

    The chart below details trends in interactions for the different ideological page groupings over the last 30 days.

    Interaction trends (last 30 days)

     
  • Top 10 Facebook posts about news and politics

  • 1. George Takei

    Total interactions: 179,685
    Left-leaning

    Top Ten Political Facebook Posts - #1

  • 2. The Other 98%

    Total interactions: 165,826
    Left-leaning

    Top Ten Political Facebook Posts - #2

  • 3. ForAmerica

    Total interactions: 147,186
    Right-leaning

    Top Ten Political Facebook Posts - #3

  • 4. ABC News

    Total interactions: 107,546
    Nonaligned

    Top Ten Political Facebook Posts - #4

  • 5. Sid Miller

    Total interactions: 93,342
    Right-leaning

    Top Ten Political Facebook Posts - #5

  • 6. Dinesh D'Souza

    Total interactions: 88,783
    Right-leaning

    Top Ten Political Facebook Posts - #6

  • 7. The Other 98%

    Total interactions: 82,441
    Left-leaning

    Top Ten Political Facebook Posts - #7

  • 8. The Other 98%

    Total interactions: 81,819
    Left-leaning

    Top Ten Political Facebook Posts - #8

  • 9. Occupy Democrats

    Total interactions: 79,924
    Left-leaning

    Top Ten Political Facebook Posts - #9

  • 10. Derek Utley

    Total interactions: 64,906
    Right-leaning

    Top Ten Political Facebook Posts - #10