Facebook compiles top 10 most talked about stories of 2015

Social media giant Facebook released its look back on 2015 on Thursday, showing all the big news events people talked about during the year. Among the events highlighted by Facebook were the attacks on Paris, the United States Supreme Court legalizing same-sex marriage and the social unrest caused by recent shootings by police. 

Facebook compiled a list of the top 10 most talked about worldwide events in 2015. Here is the list:

  1. 2016 United States presidential election
  2. Nov. 13 attacks in Paris
  3. Syrian war and refugee crisis
  4. Nepal earthquakes
  5. Greek debt crisis
  6. Marriage equality
  7. Fight against the Islamic State group
  8. Charlie Hebdo attack
  9. Baltimore protests
  10. Charleston shooting and Confederate flag debate

The social media company also released a video with all of the highlights of the year. The video ends with an optimistic message of, "Let's Stand Together in 2016."

2015 Year in Review from Facebook on Vimeo.

Justin Boggs is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @jjboggs.

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