Who won 2016’s first presidential debate—Facebook or Twitter?

The platforms captured a huge portion of viewers’ attention as the presidential candidates sparred onstage.

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Which captured more audience attention—Facebook or Twitter?

Both platforms have bragging rights.

USA Today reported:

Twitter spokesman Nick Pacilio called it the “most tweeted debate ever,” though final numbers were not available yet. There were 10 million tweets during the first presidential debate in 2012, according to Twitter.

Politico reported:

Nearly 55 million people viewed “debate-related” live videos on Facebook, the social media site said Tuesday morning.

It’s not clear for how long people would watch the videos, but the high number adds to the expectation that more than 80 million people will have watched the debate on television.

In terms of the candidates, Trump won by a landslide—if the debate were a contest to garner the most social media mentions.

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