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Social Media Today: World Cup Stats, Iraq Blocks Social, PLL Returns Strong

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World Cup stats

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On the first day of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, more than 58 million Facebook users created over 140 million interactions.

According to the Facebook Data Science Team, the top countries in terms of conversations about the match were: Brazil, U.S., England, Indonesia, and France.

Over on Twitter, there were some 12.2 million tweets sent during the Brazil Croatia match.

(photo credit: Twitter)

(photo credit: Twitter)

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Iraq blocks social sites

(credit: CBS3)

(credit: CBS3)

Twitter, Facebook,YouTube are among some of the sites that have been blocked in Iraq.

According to International Business Times reports, the Iraq government shut down access to the sites “over fears that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant was using the outlets to organize their insurgency.”

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ABC Family hit one of most tweeted shows

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 18:  (L-R) Lucy Hale, Sasha Pieterse, Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell, and Troian Bellisario attend the "Pretty Little Liars" season finale screening at Ziegfeld Theater on March 18, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 18: (L-R) Lucy Hale, Sasha Pieterse, Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell, and Troian Bellisario attend the “Pretty Little Liars” season finale screening at Ziegfeld Theater on March 18, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Tuesday night’s season five premiere of ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars” attracted nearly 250,000 reactions out of more than one million Tweets, becoming the 4th most tweeted episode of a scripted series this year.

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