Duterte one of Facebook's top global topics in 2016

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Photo from Facebook's Year in Review 2016

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — President Rodrigo Duterte has only been in office for six months, but he is already one of Facebook's top global newsmakers this 2016.

Duterte and the presidential elections in the country landed in the Top 5 most-talked about global topics on Facebook this year.

The Philippines' tough-talking President joined the ranks of the heated U.S. presidential elections, the rise of augmented reality app Pokémon GO, and the surprising deaths of music icon David Bowie, and boxing legend Muhammad Ali on the list.

Facebook released the list of top global topics and top live videos on Thursday.

Top 10 global topics:

  1. U.S. 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

Top 10 global live videos:

  1. Candace Payne, Chewbacca Mom
  2. Ted Yoder, Soundscapes
  3. Buzzfeed, Countdown to the next presidential election
  4. Atlanta Buzz, People are lining up to hug police officers in Dallas
  5. NBC News, Election results
  6. Under the Hood, Video of a truck completely carved out of wood
  7. Viral Thread, Population count from US to CA
  8. CNN, Election results on Empire State building
  9. Dena Blizzard, Pokemon Go for moms "Chardonnay Go"
  10. Super Deluxe, Election map

The Top 10 moments of this year's Year in Review were measured by how frequently a topic was mentioned in Facebook posts from January 1 to November 27, 2016. Facebook mentions were analyzed in an aggregated, anonymized way and then ranked to create a snapshot of the year on Facebook, while the top live videos were measured by total views.