The Huffington Post
, BBC, and The Guardian were recently named the three most viral news sources on Facebook and Twitter. The rankings, compiled by Dublin-based NewsWhip, were determined by the number of stories that received more than 100 Twitter mentions and more than 100 Facebook likes or shares in the month of January.

On Facebook, The Huffington Post took the lead by a large margin with 2,267 stories receiving more than 100 Facebook Likes in January. This is more than ABC, Fox News, MSNBC and The Washington Post combined.

On Twitter, The Huffington Post was ranked fourth with 895 stories that received more than 100 mentions, followed by HPMG properties TechCrunch (716), and Engadget (569) in sixth.

(Image courtesy of NewsWhip.)