Election 2016: Here's what people are talking about on Facebook right now

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Malcolm Turnbull dominated his competition on Instagram this election campaign but as the finish line draws closer it appears opposition leader Bill Shorten is leading the conversation on Facebook.

The social media giant has pulled real time data on what Australian’s have been talking between 3pm to 4pm (AEST) today.

Who is being talked about?

Shorten is now the most discussed Leader on Facebook, a position previously held by Malcolm Turnbull who now sits in second place and Pauline Hanson in third.

Nick Xenophon has also debuted as one of the top five most talked about leaders on Facebook, currently sitting in 4th position.

The Liberal Party of Australia has it over the ALP, coming in as the most talked about party. The Greens follows the Labor Party.

Who is doing the talking?

Men are the ones doing the most talking with the ages of 25-34 years ranked at the most vocal, followed by men aged 35-44 years.

And those in the ACT are the most engaged state or territory, followed by South Australia and then West Australians.

What are they saying?

Economic conversations have dropped to their lowest point all day. Leading topics on people’s News Feeds are discussions around benefits and social welfare, social issues and foreign policy.

Here’s a more detailed look.

The most discussed leaders

The most discussed parties

The most engaged demographics

The most engaged states/ territories

The most discussed issues

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