Fake News Week 2020: Exploring the Shocking Scale of Climate Change Misinformation
By Leia ReidApr 2
Published March 18th 2016
It’s Friday at last which can only mean one thing – it’s social round-up time!
This week had a number of fun themed days but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t some serious stuff going on too. Don’t worry, we covered it all!
Twitter started the week with a well deserved nap on #nationalnappingday.
But not everyone was sleeping. Pi fans were out and tweeting like crazy to celebrate #PiDay.
It turned out that Pi is far more popular than napping. Who knew?
While we’re sure this is example is a joke, not everyone realized that #PiDay wasn’t about celebrating a pastry based delight.
Today I ate pizza pie and pumpkin pie and pie and pie pie pie #PiDay
— Bryan Lanning (@bryanlanning) March 15, 2016
You know we can’t do a round-up without getting Donald Trump involved and Tuesday gave us another excuse after his victory in Florida.
He was, as usual the most mentioned candidate on the day, followed, perhaps surprisingly by Bernie Sanders who didn’t do great at all.
#PrimaryDay trended in the US all day, alongside #TheBachelor – a show we’ve seen creep into our round-up before.
The UK lit up on social on Wednesday as Chancellor George Osborne revealed the #Budget2016.
The day saw over 170k mentions of the budget announcement on Twitter alone, and measures like a new sugar tax and freeze on beer duty got Britons tapping on iPhones everywhere.
Hooray, St Patrick’s Day!
The hashtag trended on Twitter all day as the world celebrated.
Some mentions were even out of this world:
— Tim Kopra (@astro_tim) March 17, 2016
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