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Here Are The Biggest Moments On Twitter From 2015

It's been an important 12 months, in 140 characters or less.

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On Monday, Twitter announced its top social media moments for the entire year.

According to Twitter, employees selected these current events based on their "level of influence."

"Various factors were considered, including volume of conversation, global resonance, and impact," Twitter said.


4. #RefugeesWelcome

Twitter: @jk_rowling / Via Twitter: @jk_rowling

Thousands of refugees from the Middle East and Africa have sought asylum in Europe this year. Twitter users have been tweeting the hashtag #RefugeesWelcome to call on European countries to make this a reality.

5. #IStandWithAhmed

Twitter: @POTUS / Via Twitter: @POTUS

Also in September, 14-year-old Ahmed Mohammed was detained and handcuffed at his Texas school for bringing in a homemade digital clock because people thought it was a bomb. A photo of him in handcuffs went viral, as did the hashtag #IStandWithAhmed in support of him.


10. Caitlyn Jenner joining Twitter

Twitter: @Caitlyn_Jenner / Via Twitter: @Caitlyn_Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner joined Twitter in June and within four hours she had more than 1 million followers. This set a Guinness World Record, previously held by President Obama, for earning that many followers in such a short amount of time.