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Following 35-Year Sentence, Bradley Manning Becomes Top Trending Topic On Facebook


The 35-year prison sentence handed down Wednesday to Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army private who leaked some 750,000 pages of classified documents and videos to online anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, ignited Facebook, as Manning quickly became the top trending topic on the social network.

Facebook + Journalists reported the news in a Facebook post reading:

Bradley Manning is now the top trending topic on Facebook. #BradleyManning #Manning #WikiLeaks

And Facebook Journalism Program Manager Vadim Lavrusik quickly followed with a similar post:

Bradley Manning is now the top trending topic on Facebook after news broke about him being sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks. #BradleyManning

Readers: Did you post anything on Facebook Wednesday related to Manning’s sentencing?

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