Sanders wins Dem debate on social media
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill's Morning Report - In exclusive interview, Trump talks Biden, Iran, SCOTUS and reparations Biden to debate for first time as front-runner Rules for first Democratic primary debates announced MORE (I-Vt.) topped his Democratic presidential rivals on social media during Saturday night’s debate.

The Vermont senator was the most-discussed candidate on Facebook and had the largest Twitter follower growth among all presidential candidates during the debate, according to data provided by the social media platforms. 

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Forty-four percent of Twitter conversations about the debate were about Sanders. Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden to debate for first time as front-runner Top Trump ally says potential Amash presidential bid could be problematic in Michigan Chaotic Trump transition leaks: Debates must tackle how Democrats will govern differently MORE also had 44 percent, while former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley had 12 percent. 

Clinton, however, had to the most-tweeted moment when she closed the debate. “May the force be with you,” she said.

An exchange between Clinton and Sanders on corporate America was the next most-tweeted moment. 

Asked whether, after the 2008 election, corporate America should still love her, Clinton replied, “Everybody should.”   

“CEOS of large multinationals may like Hillary,” Sanders responded to the same question. “They ain’t gonna like me. And Wall Street is gonna like me even less.”