Romney’s ‘47%’ comments gain more Facebook buzz than his RNC speech
September 19th, 2012
01:20 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney’s ‘47%’ comments gain more Facebook buzz than his RNC speech

(CNN) - The secretly recorded and recently released clips of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney are gaining more momentum on Facebook than Romney’s speech at the Republican National Convention.

According to Facebook data provided to CNN, Mitt Romney’s remarks that some 47% of voters would not support him because of their government dependence ranked a 5.1 on the Facebook “Talk Meter” scale on Monday, which assigns a number to a person or event's magnitude on a 1-10 scale.
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Filed under: 2012 • Facebook
Health care most shared issue in battleground states
September 17th, 2012
02:59 PM ET
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Health care most shared issue in battleground states

Washington (CNN) – Of all the major issues our country is facing, stories relating to health care legislation are being shared online in key battleground states more than any other issue, according to data from social sharing company ShareThis.

According to information provided to CNN, 16.1% of total shares in 12 battleground states are stories about health care. Over 12% of shares are on stories relating to abortion, followed by education, the economy, role of government, gun control, environment, same-sex marriage, terrorism and foreign policy. Immigration is the least shared-issue with only 1.7% of all shares. Users from New Mexico share health care stories the most – at 45% – followed by New Hampshire at 20%.
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Filed under: 2012 • Health care
Obama outshines MTV's music awards on Facebook
September 7th, 2012
06:11 PM ET
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Obama outshines MTV's music awards on Facebook

Washington (CNN) - Politics beat out pop culture Thursday night on Facebook. President Barack Obama was mentioned more times overall than MTV's Video Music Awards show, which aired the same evening as the final night of the Democratic National Convention.

It wasn't just Obama who was discussed more than the VMA's, former President Bill Clinton, first lady Michelle Obama, and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney were all discussed more than stars of Thursday night's music awards like One Direction and Lil Wayne. Vice President Joe Biden didn't get as many mentions as those pop stars, but he did surpass Taylor Swift and rapper Frank Ocean in overall mentions.
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On Facebook, Clinton's speech more popular than NFL kickoff game
September 6th, 2012
02:41 PM ET
2 years ago

On Facebook, Clinton's speech more popular than NFL kickoff game

(CNN) – President Clinton took the ball and ran with it last night, and Facebook has the numbers to prove it.

Even though the Dallas Cowboys beat the New York Giants in last night's NFL season opener, it was the former president who garnered the most attention on Facebook. According to data provided to CNN from Facebook, Bill Clinton got more mentions on the site than the terms "Cowboys," "Giants," "football," and "Romo," the Cowboy's starting quarterback.
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Filed under: 2010 • Bill Clinton • Democratic National Convention • Facebook
Fake, inactive Twitter followers plague presidential campaigns
September 3rd, 2012
03:53 PM ET
2 years ago

Fake, inactive Twitter followers plague presidential campaigns

Washington (CNN) - When Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's Twitter account surpassed one million followers this weekend, the campaign took to Twitter to boast about their "1 million active followers." But according to a web app that analyzes the quality of an account's followers, that number may be far from accurate.

The "Fake Follower Check" from StatusPeople, a social media management company, shows that 28% of @MittRomney's followers are inactive and another 14% are fake accounts.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Romney gaining buzz among women on Facebook
This screengrab from late Tuesday night shows that Mitt Romney is being discussed more than President Obama among women in nearly every state.
August 29th, 2012
11:10 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney gaining buzz among women on Facebook

(CNN) – After the first full day of the Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney is dominating the political conversation among women on Facebook.

The Facebook CNN Election Insights tool, which measures the number of people on Facebook talking about the candidates, shows women talking about Mitt Romney more than Barack Obama in every state except Colorado and Iowa, the two states where Obama campaigned on Tuesday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Facebook • Mitt Romney • Republican National Convention
August 27th, 2012
03:56 PM ET
2 years ago

On Facebook, campaigns show the power of a post

(CNN) - With half the United States sharing what they’re doing, their photos and their opinions on Facebook, what’s being talked about on the site is a telling way of taking the nation’s political pulse.

CNN has teamed up with Facebook on a new resource that looks into how much the presidential and vice presidential candidates are being buzzed about.
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Filed under: 2012 • Facebook
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