Facebook’s debate data points

January 18, 2016

Democratic U.S. presidential candidates (L-R) former Governor Martin O’Malley, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders at the start at the NBC News – YouTube Democratic presidential candidates debate in Charleston, South Carolina January 17, 2016. REUTERS/Randall Hill

According to data provided by Facebook, here’s how the debate ranked on the site:

Top issues discussed during the debate on Facebook 

  1. Wall Street
  2. Medicare
  3. Benghazi
  4. Crime and criminal justice
  5. Climate change


Top candidates discussed overall during the debate on Facebook

  1. Bernie Sanders
  2. Hillary Clinton
  3. Martin O’Malley


Most engaged states

  1. Vermont
  2. New Hampshire
  3. Oregon
  4. Iowa
  5. Maryland
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