What news stories do Floridians really care about? And which Florida news outlets are leading the online discussion?
To answer these questions, our digital media gurus analyzed the most viral Florida news of this week — curated by reactions, comments, and shares — to find out “What’s Trending in Florida News?”
From mermaids to self-driving trucks to political mysteries, this was quite an interesting week in Florida news!
Once again, WFLA News Channel 8 and Fox 13 News Tampa Bay are neck-and-neck on the Facebook leaderboard, while WSVN 7 News remains number one on Twitter.
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON FACEBOOK
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON TWITTER
TRENDING ON FACEBOOK
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park: There’s more to see than just mermaids.
Take a dip! A massive man-made lagoon opens in North Miami.
The future is coming … to Florida! A self-driving semi truck is tested on a Florida highway.
TRENDING ON TWITTER
A Florida election mystery deepens: Two Florida counties were cyber-intrusion targets of Russia during the 2016 election.
A Florida election mystery deepens: Two counties, not one, were Russian targets of cyber-intrusion in the 2016 election, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday. The FBI and Homeland Security briefed him last week but made him agree, in writing, not to disclose which counties. pic.twitter.com/qOnH8SzUNg
— Steve Bousquet (@stevebousquet) May 14, 2019
South Florida-born rapper Kodak Black is arrested for alleged firearms violations.
#BREAKING: The U.S. Marshals Service has confirmed rapper Kodak Black has been arrested at this year’s @RollingLoud hip-hop festival for alleged firearms violations. https://t.co/L7FawvdKpG
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) May 12, 2019
Congrats! Florida ranks number one in the nation for higher education.
WE’RE NUMBER ONE! Florida has been named as the top state in the nation when it comes to higher education! ???https://t.co/K7KaluNfDf
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) May 14, 2019
Data was collected from CrowdTangle on Friday, May 17, 2019. It covers the period between Saturday, May 11, and May 17, 2019.