First Presidential Debate Marks Big Night For Twitter

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is seen on multiple screens speaking during the first presidential debate at Hofstra University on Sept. 26, 2016, in Hempstead, N.Y. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

According to Twitter, the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at Hofstra University last night was the “most tweeted about debate ever.”

The numbers are still being tallied, but they exceeded the 10 million tweets sent during the first 2012 presidential debate. Twitter also streamed last night’s debate through a partnership with Bloomberg.

This all comes as Twitter is potentially for sale.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson gets the latest from Kurt Wagner, senior editor of social media for Recode.


Kurt Wagner, senior editor of social media for Recode. He tweets @KurtWagner8.

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