On May 2, the nation is having its fourth election in seven years, and the press is calling this one Canada’s first-ever social media election.
Sure enough, Twitter is buzzing with activity.
According to The Globe and Mail, the vote of no confidence for Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Tory party “unleashed a torrent of political tweets.” The Mail said:
“By mid-afternoon [on] Sunday, more than 14,000 tweets had been sent during the first day-and-a-half of the campaign related to the election or Canadian politics. With a potential reach of more 16 million people, it was a dramatic spike from the less than 2,000 tweets on the same topics the weekend before.”