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Trump, Clinton debate breaks tweet records

AAP logoAAP 10/10/2016

Here is how the second US presidential debate was discussed and researched on Twitter:

- Trump dominated conversation on Twitter, with 64 per cent of related posts mentioning him.

- The top tweeted moments of the debate were Trump saying he disagrees with his running mate Mike Pence in regard to Syria policy, Trump saying he is a gentleman and Trump saying Clinton would be in jail in his administration.

- Clinton gained 25,000 followers while Mr Trump gained 16,000 followers.

- The top retweeted tweet (more than 50,000 retweets) during the debate was by Moustafa Bayoumi, who wrote: "I'm a Muslim, and I would like to report a crazy man threatening a woman on a stage in Missouri. #debate"

- There were more tweets about Trump's treatment of women than tweets regarding any area of policy.

- The most tweeted-about policies during the debate were - in order - terrorism, foreign affairs, the economy, healthcare and guns.

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