#Covid19, #BlackLivesMatter top Twitter themes in 2020

Washington (AFP) – The coronavirus pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement topped the list of conversation topics on Twitter in a tumultuous year, the messaging platform said Monday. In a summary of trends, Twitter said the hashtag #Covid19 and other variations were tweeted nearly 400 million times, while #StayHome was the third biggest hashtag of the year. The number two hashtag of 2020 was #BlackLivesMatter, which spread worldwide after the  death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis, according to Twitter.  “People continued to utilize Twitter to publicly advocate for p…

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