Facebook's Top Political Posts
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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. Kayleigh McEnany

    Total interactions: 94,759
    Right-leaning

    Top Ten Political Facebook Posts - #1

  • 2. NRA - National Rifle Association of America

    Total interactions: 70,461
    Right-leaning

    Top Ten Political Facebook Posts - #2

  • 3. Donald Trump Jr.

    Total interactions: 57,860
    Right-leaning

    Top Ten Political Facebook Posts - #3

  • 4. The Other 98%

    Total interactions: 50,885
    Left-leaning

    Top Ten Political Facebook Posts - #4

  • 5. FreedomWorks

    Total interactions: 48,521
    Right-leaning

    Top Ten Political Facebook Posts - #5

  • 6. NEWSMAX

    Total interactions: 46,971
    Right-leaning

    Top Ten Political Facebook Posts - #6

  • 7. Al Jazeera English

    Total interactions: 44,518
    Nonaligned

    Top Ten Political Facebook Posts - #7

  • 8. WSYX ABC 6

    Total interactions: 42,930
    Nonaligned

    Top Ten Political Facebook Posts - #8

  • 9. Ben Shapiro

    Total interactions: 42,725
    Right-leaning

    Top Ten Political Facebook Posts - #9

  • 10. Heather Cox Richardson

    Total interactions: 41,828
    Left-leaning

    Top Ten Political Facebook Posts - #10