NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — From first time voters to pundits to city leaders, many were quick to react on social media as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump battled it out in their first presidential debate.
Fact-checking in real time on Twitter and Facebook became a point of interest for viewers as Clinton and Trump squared off on everything from ISIS to taxes.
A Twitter spokesperson called it the “most tweeted debate ever.”
According to data released by Twitter, 62 percent of the conversation went to @realDonaldTrump while 38 percent went to @HillaryClinton, CBS News reported.
“Hillary was like a bulldog in terms of the facts,” one Hofstra student said. “Donald was a bulldog in terms of talking.”
“I think he had a lot of facts and figures in terms of percentages but I think she had almost as much information to come back at him with,” said another.
The most discussed moment on Twitter came when Trump said he has “good temperament.”
“I think my strongest asset, maybe by far, is my temperament,” he said. “I have a winning temperament. I know how to win.”
That was followed by his comments on stop-and-frisk in New York City.
“Under the current mayor, crime has continued to drop, including murders,” Clinton said during the debate.
“No, you’re wrong,” Trump replied. “You’re wrong.”
“No, I’m not,” Clinton responded back.
“Murders are up,” Trump said. “You check it.”
NYPD Assistant Commissioner for Communication and Public Information J. Peter Donald was quick to dispute Trump’s claims. On Twitter, he said the city is down 16 homicides so far this year compared with the same time last year.
Also among the top Twitter moments was when both candidates spoke about their plans to defeat ISIS.
Trump also received top honors for the most re-tweeted comment. It was one the Republican nominee made in 2012 saying “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”
According to data released by Facebook, Trump generated 79 percent of the conversation compared to Clinton’s 21 percent.
While there was also interest in Trump’s temperament, “Facebookers” posted more about taxes than any other issue, including ISIS, racial issues, the economy and criminal justice, CBS News reported.
Meanwhile, Google Trends says more people looked up Clinton’s name than Trump’s in all 50 states following the debate. Google says Trump searches led in the majority of states before the debate.
The search giant says users looked up information on both candidates’ stances on immigration, abortion and guns most often while the debate was happening.
Many used Google to do their own fact-checking on the candidates’ claims. Google says the top fact check question for Trump revolved around his stance on the Iraq war. For Clinton, users wanted to follow up on her statement that stop-and-frisk police tactics had been ruled unconstitutional.
Now that the dust has settled, Hofstra professor Larry Levy says both candidates still have work to do.
“Trump has to remember that he probably can’t win an election with just angry, white, working class guys and Clinton has to realize that people still have doubts about her,” he said.
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