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Throwing your running mate under the bus during a presidential debate is a surefire way to draw attention on social media. Donald Trump’s comment during the second presidential debate Sunday night that he had not spoken with vice presidential nominee Mike Pence and that he disagreed with Pence’s take on Syria was the most mentioned moment on both Facebook and Twitter during the event.
Mike Pence was the subject of 60 percent of conversation on Twitter during Tuesday night’s vice presidential debate, while just 40 percent was about Tim Kaine. Twitter reported that the Republicans’ edge prevailed in discussion about the presidential candidates Tuesday night, with 63 percent about Donald Trump and 37 percent about Hillary Clinton.
Facebook and Twitter shared their analysis of users’ posts about the first presidential debate Monday night, and their findings were fairly similar. Facebook said 18.6 million U.S. users generated 73.8 million posts, likes, comments and shares related to the debate Monday night, adding that Facebook Live videos related to the event were viewed some 55 million times throughou ...
… Candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton discussing treatment of women provided the most-tweeted-about moment during the third and final presidential debate Wednesday night. Nielsen reported that there were 53.2 million interactions—defined as “original social media posts related to a linear TV episode and the engagement with that original…