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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Ferguson and the Michael Brown shooting were the most tweeted topics in 2014. According to Twitter mentions, the August 9th shooting of the unarmed 18-year-old was by far the biggest news event.

Tweets about Ferguson also spiked in November when a St. Louis County grand jury decided not to indict former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

The shooting and the grand jury’s decision lead to a wave of protests nation and worldwide.

In addition the media company Global Language Monitor says the phrase “Hands Up, Don’t shoot” was the top phrase of 2014.