In past month Ben Shapiro has gotten more Facebook interactions than ABC News, NBC News, NYT, WaPo, NPR combined

by Jordyn Pair · Aug 28th, 2020 4:04 pm

Last Updated Sep 1st, 2020 at 8:54 pm

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro has garnered more Facebook interactions than five major news networks combined, according to data analysis from the New York Times.

Data points pulled from CrowdTangle showed that Shapiro's Facebook page has seen 56 million total interactions in the past 30 days, totaling more than the main pages of ABC News, NBC News, The New York Times, The Washington Post and NPR combined.

Data from NewsWhip showed that The Daily Wire, Shapiro's news outlet, was the top publisher on Facebook in July.

Other conservative or right-leaning news sites have seen similarly high numbers. Facebook posts by Breitbart have been shared four million times in the past 30 days, roughly three times as many as posts from the official pages of every Democratic Senate member combined.

Right-wing commentators The Hodgetwins have the most-shared Facebook post containing the term "Black Lives Matter." The second-most shared post about Black Lives Matters is by the same creators.

"These points look mostly at how people engage with content, which should not be confused with how many people actually see it on Facebook," Joe Osborne, a Facebook spokesman, said in a statement. "...When you look at the content that gets the most reach across Facebook, it's not at all as partisan as this reporting suggests."

These figures include posts on public pages, in public groups, and by verified accounts, but do not include Facebook ads.


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