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What’s Trending? Truckers, Trump, and Taxing the Rich
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WHAT’S TRENDING THIS WEEK

  • Jobs: Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a strong jobs report despite the spread of Omicron. In January, the economy gained an impressive 467,000 jobs and the unemployment rate remained relatively flat (despite millions sick and out of the workforce).
  • Trump: Republicans struggle to forge a coherent path forward when it comes to discussing January 6th and Trump. Internal debates continue to divide the GOP on the characterization of January 6th as “legitimate political discourse,” and Fox News has called out Trump’s claims of election fraud as lies. This all comes at a time when House Democrats are investigating the former president for his alleged violations of the Presidential Records Act.

WHAT WE’RE HEARING ON SOCIAL

Top 10 progressive and conservative Facebook posts by interactions, according to data from NewsWhip.

Top 10 political Facebook posts by interactions for the weeks of January 20th and 27th, according to data from NewsWhip
Top 10 Facebook posts from progressive pages over the last week, according to data from NewsWhip.
Top 10 Facebook posts from conservative pages over the last week, according to data from NewsWhip.

DEEP DIVE

Total Facebook interactions for posts referencing topic keywords, according to data from NewsWhip (U.S. pages only)

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Alex Witt

Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships

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Welcome to “What's Trending?”, a weekly newsletter to help progressives answer the age-old questions: What works, and what doesn't? “What's Trending?” cuts through the noise to bring you the best (and worst) of what's happening on social media in the policy space, and explains why it's important.

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