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US election: From 'govt ethics' to 'moving to Canada' trend during the polls


The highly charged 2016 US presidential election set some unprecedented trends this campaign season and social media played a crucial part in it. According to the CNBC, the most-discussed topic on Facebook on election night was "government ethics" while Google trends indicated that abortion and immigration were few of the popular search terms.

The report added that people posted on religion, race, crime and economy and over "7.5 million people shared on Facebook in the US that they had voted."

In fact, a quick look at Google Trends throws up some interesting search pattern.

On election night, as Trump took lead, Google searches for 'move to Canada' soared in a matter of few hours.

Meanwhile, according to the Twitter, "People in the US sent 1 billion tweets about the election since the primary debates began in August of last year."

According to CNBC, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, said that "the three presidential debates rank as the three most-viewed political livestreams of all time on YouTube."

In India, over 40 million likes, posts, comments and shares related to the US election were generated by 9.3 million Facebook users, according to Live Mint. The report added that that the US presidential election was the most popular topic across the world in 2015.

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First Published On : Nov 9, 2016 10:19 IST

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