Discussion About Racism Tops Twitter During 8th Democratic Debate

Former Vice President Joe Biden was the most-tweeted-about candidate

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A discussion about racism in America was the most-tweeted-about moment during the eighth Democratic presidential candidates debate Friday night.

The racism conversation was followed by the candidates debating about the inexperience of South Bend (Ind.) Mayor Pete Buttigieg and talking about foreign policy.

The most-tweeted-about Democratic candidates Friday night were:

  1. Former Vice President Joe Biden
  2. Buttigieg
  3. Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.)
  4. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.)
  5. Entrepreneur Andrew Yang
  6. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (Minn.)

And the most-tweeted-about U.S. politicians overall were:

  1. President Donald Trump
  2. Biden
  3. Buttigieg
  4. Sanders
  5. Warren
  6. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.