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Twitter trends of 2016 revealed: Rio2016, Election2016 and Pokemon Go in top three

Twitter's biggest global trends of 2016 have revealed social media's obsession with the Olympics, politics and Pokemon Go.

While #Rio2016 was the biggest of the year, the US election, Oscars, Brexit and Donald Trump also featured in the top 10 as politics dominated many conversations.

Top 10 global trends on Twitter

1. Rio2016

2. Election2016

3. PokemonGo

4. Euro2016

5. Oscars

6. Brexit

7. BlackLivesMatter

8. Trump

9. RIP

10. GameofThrones

Top trends in politics

1. Brexit

2. Trump

3. Election2016

4. Turkey

5. iVoted

6. PanamaPapers

7. JuniorDoctors

8. Budget2016

9. Labour

10. Chilcot

Top trending TV shows in the UK

1. CBB

2. GBBO

3. LoveIsland

4. XFactor

5. Eurovision

6. GameOfThrones

7. BBCQT

8. SSNHQ

9. PMQs

10. BRITs2016

Most followed celebrities in the UK

1. Harry Styles (29.5m)

2. Adele (27.5m)

3. Louis Tomlinson (23.5m)

4. Liam Payne (23.5m)

5. Emma Watson (23.4m)

6. Zayn Malik (20.4m)

7. Ed Sheeran (16.6m)

8. Wayne Rooney (14.1m)

9. Simon Cowell (12.7m)

10. Stephen Fry (12.3m)

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