Fox News, Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire Dominate Facebook’s Most Popular Stories of 2019

Fox News has twice as many stories in top 10,000 as the New York Times

Even as conservatives grow increasingly skeptical of Silicon Valley, Facebook appears to be a paradise for right-leaning news outlets, with Fox News dominating the social network’s most popular stories so far this year.

Fox News accounts for 438 of the top 10,000 English-language stories on Facebook through early March 2019, more than any other publisher, according to a report from social media tracking firm NewsWhip.

The Daily Wire, conservative commentator Ben Shapiro’s digital publication, “punched well above its weight,” NewsWhip said, by taking second place with 347 of the top 10,000 stories.

The rest of the top 20 is largely made up of legacy media outlets like The New York Times, The Washington Post and CNN, as well newer outlets like LADBible that have “succeeded in going digital.” Breitbart.com, the only other right-leaning outlet in the top 20, grabbed the 13th spot.

Fox News and Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire are…

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Sean Burch

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