Tuesday 11th December 2018

Facebook News Rankings 2018: which posts generated the most anger, love, sadness in the last year?

Jason Smith
by on 25th April 2018

We analyzed 53,962 Facebook posts made by 64 of the world’s top news brands between 1st April 2017 and 31st March 2018. You can view more data from the research here.

Listed below are the posts analyzed that generated the most likes, shares, comments, anger, sadness, amazement, laughter and love.

Top 10 posts by ‘angry’ reactions

The post with the most angry reactions is a video from The Hill about net neutrality. It attracted over 52,000 angry reactions.

Top 10 posts by ‘sad’ reactions

The post with the most sad reactions is a video from Buzzfeed filmed 36 hours before Chester Bennington took his own life. It attracted over 89,000 sad reactions.

Top 10 posts by ‘haha’ reactions

The post with the most haha reactions is a video from The Daily Mail featuring a man trying to pet his dog while it gnaws his fingers. It attracted over 475,000 haha reactions.

Top 10 posts by ‘wow’ reactions

The post with the most wow reactions is from The Daily Mail and shows a BMX biker failing to land a front flip. It attracted over 44,000 wow reactions.

Top 10 posts by ‘love’ reactions

The post with the most love reactions is from CBS News and is a video about a community that gifts a car to a young fast food worker. It attracted over 490,000 love reactions.

Top 10 posts by likes

The most liked post is a video from The Independent of a toddler trying to steal Prince Harry’s popcorn. It received over 1.2 million likes.

Top 10 posts by shares

The most shared post is from The Daily Mail and features a man trying to pet his dog while it gnaws his fingers. It received over 2 million shares.

Top 10 posts by comments

The most commented on post is from The Daily Mail and features a man trying to pet his dog while it gnaws his fingers. It received over 590,000 comments.