Facebook Language Index

About Facebook Language Index
The Index covers all news outlets registered as such on Facebook as described in the Facebook Index methodology as well as all international news outlets under the same categories that address a specific language market.
The Facebook Language Index measures the reach of news media in the Facebook Universe by comparing the followers base with the total number of speakers of the index’s language on Facebook. The total language universe on Facebook was estimated based on data from Facebook, UNESCO and Miniwatts Marketing Group. For example, the Facebook Language Index for the Arabic-language media shows you how many people media and news platforms reach in 100 Arabic-speaking internet users. Five of the most used languages on the internet are monitored. Chinese is not yet included as data on the number of Chinese speakers online are not reliable. Overall, these five languages account togeher for over 1.65 billion readers.
 
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Facebook Language Index, 2017
English

Country

Platform

Number of followers

Facebook Language Index

English

China

CGTN

40896175

4.3

China

People’s Daily, China

36054014

3.8

United States of America

CNN

27241542

2.9

United States of America

Fox News

15263900

1.6

International

CNN International

15477329

1.6

United States of America

New York Times

13795351

1.5

Pakistan

ARY News

13443466

1.4

United States of America

China Daily

12267973

1.3

United States of America

Time

11942724

1.3

China

China Daily

12619061

1.3

United States of America

ABC News

11160471

1.2

China

Global Times

10982365

1.2

International

Al Jazeera English

10577992

1.1

India

The Times of India

10293655

1.1

United States of America

USA Today

9525015

1.0

United States of America

HuffPost

9740056

1.0

 
Spanish

Country

Platform

Number of followers

Facebook Language Index

Spanish

United States of America

Telemundo

11850630

4.3

Argentina

TKM

7194794

2.6

United States of America

Univision Noticias

7094927

2.6

Mexico

Aristegui Noticias

6906454

2.5

Argentina

Diario Clarin

5335148

1.9

Mexico

Noticieros Televisa

4408890

1.6

Argentina

Diario Ole

4217473

1.5

Mexico

Proceso

4234192

1.5

Peru

RPP Noticias

3965349

1.4

Mexico

TV Azteca

3492858

1.3

Chile

El Ciudadano

3232060

1.2

Chile

Teletrece

3101131

1.1

Colombia

Noticias Caracol

3107951

1.1

Mexico

El Universal

3184250

1.1

Colombia

El Tiempo

2767375

1.0

Mexico

Televisa

2889280

1.0

Spain

El Pais

2865189

1.0

 
Arabic

Country

Platform

Number of followers

Facebook Language Index

Arabic

International

Al Jazeera

21335614

12.7

International

Al Arabiya

19845133

11.8

Egypt

MBC Masr

19141115

11.3

Egypt

3yonnews

17358662

10.3

Egypt

Youm7

13288713

7.9

Morocco

Hespress

12265116

7.3

Morocco

Chouf TV

11572369

6.9

International

RT Arabic

11495141

6.8

Egypt

akhbarak.net

11946412

6.8

Egypt

RassdNewsN

10645192

6.3

Egypt

CBC Egypt

10467817

6.2

United Arab Emirates

Sky News Arabia

10491885

6.2

Egypt

Almasryalyoum

10022785

6.0

Egypt

Elwatan News

9448117

5.6

Palestine

Al Quds

8369948

5.0

International

BBC Arabic

8726113

5.2

Palestine

Sawt El Ghad

7549604

4.5

United Arab Emirates

Orient News

7293968

4.3

Jordan

Saraha News

7016004

4.2

Lebanon

Al Mayadeen TV

6573202

3.9

Palestine

Shebab News Agency

6637921

3.9

Palestine

daytalk.net

6368399

3.9

Algeria

El Bilad

6414872

3.8

Syria

Syria Breaking

6209619

3.7

Palestine

Shasha.ps

5978679

3.5

Tunisia

Nessma

5964754

3.5

Morocco

Alayoum24

5665654

3.4

Egypt

Mazzika

5556804

3.3

Palestine

QudsN

5617831

3.3

Syria

Addounia TV

5024692

3.0

Morocco

Morocco Today

4627136

2.7

Saudi Arabia

The Arab News

4627184

2.7

Egypt

El Fagr

4218362

2.5

Jordan

Kharabeesh

4165092

2.5

Lebanon

MTV Lebanon

4275562

2.5

Morocco

febrayer.com

4242321

2.5

Palestine

Palestine TV

4056468

2.4

Iraq

Elbaghdadia

3876677

2.3

Algeria

Ennahar Tv

3754768

2.2

Syria

Shaam Network

3718798

2.2

Jordan

Ro’ya TV

3547304

2.1

Tunisia

Elhiwar Ettounsi

3579068

2.1

Jordan

Radio Amen FM

3359818

2.0

Lebanon

Al Jadeed Online

3331679

2.0

Tunisia

Jawhara FM

3250054

1.9

Iraq

Xendan

3094523

1.8

Egypt

Al Ahram

3056548

1.8

Palestine

WattanNews

3113123

1.8

Algeria

AjyaL Radio

2823681

1.7

Kuwait

Alresalah

2509555

1.5

Algeria

El khabar news

2036018

1.2

United Arab Emirates

CNN Arabic

2126424

1.3

 
Portuguese

Country

Platform

Number of followers

Facebook Language Index

Portuguese

Brazil

Catraca Livre

7923499

5.1

Brazil

UOL

6980015

4.5

Brazil

Folha de S. Paulo

5784840

3.7

Brazil

O Globo

5110411

3.3

Brazil

UOL Noticias

3657891

2.4

Brazil

Estadao

3377621

2.2

Brazil

GloboNews

2251075

1.5

Brazil

Zero Hora

2157922

1.4

Brazil

Metropoles

1805864

1.2

Portugal

Jornal de Noticias

1899294

1.2

Brazil

Jornal Extra

1752088

1.1

 
Russian

Country

Platform

Number of followers

Facebook Language Index

Russian

Russia

Vesti

1753576

1.7

Russia

RIA

1593317

1.5

Azerbaijan

1News.az

1436495

1.4

Russia

Sputnik News

1109767

1.1

Source: Mediapowermonitor.com, 2017