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Second Presidential Debate Is Most Tweeted Debate Ever

Twitter says more than 17 million tweets were related to Sunday's debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

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Twitter says 17 million tweets were related to the debate. — REUTERS
Oct 10, 2016 at 11:48 AM ET

Sunday night’s town hall debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was the most tweeted debate ever, Twitter announced early on Monday.

The tech giant said more than 17 million tweets were related to the event, held two weeks after the candidates sparred in their first debate, which was the most-watched debate in American history.

Twitter also pinpointed the three most-tweeted moments of the night—all three of them things Trump said throughout the evening:

By the time the debate was over, Trump pulled in 16,000 new followers on the social media platform and Clinton many more: 25,000, according to the Associated Press.