Several of the world’s biggest social networks have failed to trend the recent headlines surrounding a re-opening of the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, currently dominating the news cycle.
Within the 24 hours following FBI Director James Comey’s announcement, Facebook’s trending section remained absent of any mention to the Democratic presidential candidate, opting for news on former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Michelle Keegan, Nikki Haley, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame to trend instead.
Twitter’s “moments” news section also opted to stay silent, trending stories about a former Miss Universe, the transgender bathroom case, Joe Biden, and Tesla instead, despite current “trending” hashtags on Twitter including #GoHillary and “The Dangers of Donald Trump”— a New York Times hitpiece that has been trending all morning.
Snapchat’s “Discover” news section included a CNN story on why Hillary’s “finally having fun”, a piece about Paris Hilton, and a large quantity of clickbait listicles, however there was no reference to Clinton’s emails.
Meanwhile, Buzzfeed’s trending story section included pieces on ketchup habits, the 38 cutest animal-themed products, and women who tried to orgasm in three minutes..