If it seemed as though everyone online was talking about Baltimore this year, that’s probably because… everyone online was talking about Baltimore this year.
According to the social network’s 2015 Year in Review, “Baltimore protests” were the 9th most-discussed global topic on Facebook this year, and the 5th most popular topic of discussion in the U.S, measured by how frequently a topic was mentioned in Facebook posts made between January 1 and December 1, 2015. “[Freddie Gray’s death in police custody] reignited the ongoing debate about policing and became another point of focus for the Black Lives Matter movement,” Facebook explains. Some people used Facebook as a platform to say wise things. Others… not so much.
Here’s the list in full:
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
On a less serious note, Facebook also determined that its most popular sticker of 2015 was “biscuit in love.”