Bernie Sanders Surges on Facebook, Twitter Following Debate

More Facebook and Twitter users were “feeling the Bern” following Sunday night’s debate between Democratic presidential candidates.

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More Facebook and Twitter users were “feeling the Bern” following Sunday night’s debate between Democratic presidential candidates.

Social data, analytics and insights provider Engagement Labs reported that Bernie Sanders attracted the most Facebook likes and Twitter followers in the aftermath of the most recent debate, trailed by Hillary Clinton and Martin O’Malley.

In terms of engagement during the debate, Clinton topped Facebook, followed by Sanders and O’Malley. On Twitter, the top two flipped, with Sanders finishing first, followed by Clinton and O’Malley.

Engagement Labs said Sanders picked up 9,388 new Facebook likes and 14,711 new Twitter followers after the debate, while Clinton added 6,254 and 10,918, respectively.

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