Facebook Releases Numbers for Clinton, Trump Debate

September 27, 2016 Updated: September 27, 2016
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Facebook released its numbers for the first presidential debate, showing a staggering 55 million people watched debate-related live videos.

On Tuesday morning, the social media website revealed that nearly 19 million people on Facebook in the United States generated 73.8 million likes, posts, comments, and shares related to the presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Facebook didn’t reveal how long people spent viewing the videos.

Trump dominated the conversation, taking about 79 percent, while 21 percent were focused on Clinton.

The discussions centered around taxes, ISIS, racial issues, and the U.S. economy.

On Twitter, the debate was the most-tweeted ever. The social media platform hasn’t released its official numbers, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The top moment, according to the report, occurred when Trump said he had a good temperament, and his comments on stop-and-frisk also garnered significant buzz. Next were candidates’ exchanges on how they’d defeat the ISIS terrorist group.

Trump similarly dominated the conversation, with 62 percent. Clinton only got about 38 percent.

The most talked-about topics were the economy, foreign affairs, energy and the environment, terrorism, and guns.

The most retweeted Tweet from either Clinton or Trump was Trump’s tweet from 2012 in which he blamed the Chinese for global warming.