Social Cues: On iPhone 7's big day, iPhone 6S gets all the likes

Social media is also telling Jimmy Fallon to get serious about Donald Trump

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It's a topsy-turvy world when an older iPhone trumps a newer one, and when Trump's top gets out of control.

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The iPhone 6S was trending on Facebook on the day the iPhone 7 was released.

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It seems that when Jimmy Fallon messed up Donald Trump's hair on the "Tonight Show" on Thursday night, he ruffled a few feathers on Twitter, too.

Social media couldn't agree on whether Fallon was doing his job as a comedian or adding fuel to Trump's fiery campaign trail, shooting the "Tonight Show" host to the top trend on both Facebook and Twitter.

Meanwhile, want to know why the iPhone 7 isn't trending, but the iPhone 6S is? Our Social Cues feature serves as your tour guide to the trending topics across Facebook and Twitter. Follow along:


Ruffling Trump's hair and Twitter's feathers.

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Jimmy Fallon: Donald Trump went through a lighthearted interview with Fallon on the "Tonight Show" on Thursday, ending in a segment where the host messed up the Republican candidate's signature hairstyle. It was an easy-going appearance for Trump, but social media blasted Fallon for not being tougher on the billionaire. Fallon was accused of "humanizing a monster" for the hair-raising moment, while others argued that he was "doing his job" as a comedian.

iPhone 6S: While Friday was the iPhone 7's worldwide release date, it was the iPhone 6S that got all the "Likes" on Facebook. More than 1 million people were buzzing about Apple's smartphone after the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus and SE models became much cheaper in India. The country is the world's third largest smartphone market after China and the US, but lagged behind in sales because it was the most expensive region to buy the iPhones.

Marc Jacobs: The Twitterverse called the fashion designer out after he featured white models with fake dreadlocks during a New York Fashion Week show. Jacobs dug himself into a deeper hole on social media when he responded to the cultural appropriation accusations, arguing that "women of color" weren't criticized for straightening their hair. "I don't see color or race -- I see people," Jacobs wrote in a now deleted Instagram post. His response has only added fuel to his own Twitter roast's fire.

Meat Cleaver: A 32-year-old man cut an NYPD officer in the head with a meat cleaver near Penn Station on Thursday before he was shot twice. The suspect, identified by police as Akram Joudeh, was first hit with a Taser that had no effect. Joudeh was trying to remove an immobilizing boot from a parked car, which police said he appeared to be living in, according to CBS News. He has previously been arrested more than a dozen times in recent years, but mostly for minor crimes.

The Shoot-Me State: A scathing The New York Times editorial has marked Missouri as the "Shoot-Me State" after its state legislature enacted a law that will allow citizens to carry guns in public without a permit, background check or any firearms training. Local governments will also no longer be able to deny gun buyers who are convicted of domestic violence, and ushers in a "stand your ground" law that allows people to shoot others and claim self-defense. The controversial legislation sparked yet another debate over gun control on Twitter.