Facebook shares a unique review of the year 2020

The year 2020 will always be remembered as the most challenging year. This year has been unpredictable, taking surprising turns every month. Finally, the life-changing year is at its end and people have mixed emotions regarding this.

In a review, Facebook has highlighted all the events that occurred in 2020 and how life took a significant turn that now becomes part of our lives. The top moments of 2020 have been divided by the social networking site into six categories: icons, social awakening, COVID-19, global affairs, environmental causes, and faith & community.

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Top Moments of 2020

As discussed by Facebook in a blog post, by focusing on the top 20 moments of the year, similarities between them, and how people exploit various tools such as fundraisers and groups, we have evaluated the top categories for Year in Review of 2020.

Icons

The death of Kobe Bryant was Facebook's most debated event of this year. The US, Mexico, and the Philippines expressed grief by sharing several photos and posts related to him. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, died on September 18th, 2020, people memorize him by honoring in more than six million posts in one single day with #restinpower being a common hashtag.

Social awakening

After the death of George Floyd, people start talking about black lives matter that makes the social awakening category on the top of the list. An average of 7.5 million posts were dedicated to this issue every day on Facebook.

Covid-19 pandemic

The most unforgettable part of 2020, receives more than 1.5 million posts made by the people of Spain expressing their gratitude to medical workers, with #aplausosanitario becoming a trend-setting hashtag. After the lockdown was imposed, people in Italy started singing from their balconies, increasing Facebook live views.

Politics worldwide

On Facebook, the declaration of Kamala Harris as the US Vice President was the most discussed moment in August, with reference to global politics. As per Facebook, all individuals who have access to Instagram and Facebook get help from Voting Information Center about voting.

Environmental causes

This topic lies in the 6th position in the top themes of 2020. As per the website, people who got affected by the Australian wildfires were supported by raising more than $35 million. More than 1.3 million people donated to the year's biggest Facebook fundraiser.

Faith and community

According to Facebook, a lot of people prefer shopping locally this year. Over the last 3 months, 47 million stories on Instagram were dedicated to supporting small businesses using a sticker. People supported workers who have been on hold due to lockdown. The holiday week of Easter and Passover was the most famous week for Facebook live broadcast on religious pages.


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