Jun 26, 2018 - Politics & Policy

The hottest topics online during Trump's child separation crisis

The topic of immigration reached a tipping point on June 19, 2018, when it rose to the fourth most viewed topic in Parse.ly’s network of thousands of publishers.

Data: Parse.ly; Chart: Axios Visuals
Data: Parse.ly; Chart: Axios Visuals

The big picture: Stories about immigration received attention from 200,000 people per hour, which made this the biggest political topic in the Parse.ly network, other than Donald Trump himself. To keep up with the demand for this topic, publishers have written over 700 articles about ‘immigration’ since June 13; they’ve also seen seen a huge social uptick from articles about ‘asylum seekers’, and a huge recent influx of attention surrounding Melania Trump.

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