Actually, it can be hard to get a picture of what Facebook users see however, A Report on the Most Viewed Content in News Feed has Been Released by Facebook. Facebook decided to release a report to show the content that was mostly viewed by Americans in the last quarter. These contents include a post from Joe Biden, arguments if you should put sugar on Spaghetti, and a video from 5-Minute Crafts.
According to The Verge, this released report by Facebook came as a response to frequent reports that some of the posts on the platform with the most interaction are from the right-wing sources that critics say could have a radicalizing effect on users. They also mentioned that Facebook says the report shows what people actually see on the platform as opposed to what content on Facebook gets the most interaction. However, Facebook will be creating these reports on a quarterly basis in the future.
A Report on the Most Viewed Content in News Feed has Been Released by Facebook
The Wednesday report appears to cover the public news feed content seen by U.S users on Facebook between the beginning of April and the end of June 2021. This report contains several sections like top 20 domains, pages, links, and posts in terms of views. Accompanied by this report is a companion guide of how they got and analyzed the data contained in the report.
What is the Most Viewed Content on Facebook News Feed?
From the report, the most viewed post is a letter scramble that tells users to pick out the first three words they see. This post was reported by Facebook to have over 80 million viewers. The second post however is a post that asks users that are over the age of 30 to post a photo of themselves if they look young. There is a link to the entire report. Here is the link.
While Facebook has done a great job to provide this report, they are not exactly representative of everything that Facebook users actually see. Facebook mentioned in the report that the top posts were less than 0.1 percent of the content viewed by the platform’s U.S users. From the report, the percentage is similar for the top 20 links. However, the domains made up for 1.9 percent of U.S news feed content views.