2017 was quite a year for women. In response, millions of people took to the streets the following day for the Women's March in cities worldwide. And the final months have been marked by dozens of women courageously coming forward to call out sexual abuse by powerful men.
It's only fitting then that the biggest topic on the biggest social network this year was International Women's Day.
What's more, Facebook's Year in Review found the most "attended" event on its platform this year ― among events that people actually attended in person ― was the Women's March in Washington, D.C., with more than 500,000 people marking themselves as "interested" or "attending" the event on Facebook.
Facebook has revealed that International Women's Day 2017 was the most talked-about moment on the social media site this year.
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The top moments of this year's Year In Review were determined by gathering a list of the top keywords by volume mentioned in a single day on Facebook between January 1st and November 1st, 2017. While the marches in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and NY were the most attended according to Facebook, users in other cities created an additional 15,000 local events that reached users in 100 different countries. This video includes moments from the past year that they shared or been tagged in, and compiles them in a short video that can be edited and shared.
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International Women's Day has been celebrated annually since being first recognized by the United Nations in 1957. The volume of conversation around the celebration doubled from 2016 to 2017, according to Facebook's stats.
This year's event saw more than 165 million people generate more than 430 million interactions around the world, with the US, Brazil, India, Mexico and Argentina driving the conversations and making up 50 per cent of the total posts. International Women's Day was a more global event.
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The announcement was made as a part of Facebook's Year in Review, which looks at the events and topics that sparked the most social engagement among users.
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