Category: News Tracking

Quote from Hillary Clinton’s Concession Speech was Top Political Tweet of 2016

Women in the World, New York Times – December 6, 2016

Popularity was a contest she really won this year. Clinton can also take satisfaction that a quote from her concession speech and tweeted by her official account turned out to be the most popular political tweet of the year, and the third most popular tweet on any topic of the year, according to data released by Twitter on Tuesday. “To all the little girls watching … never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world,” Clinton said in her speech the day after the election.

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Facebook Chatter About Trump/Pence is Now 60% Women

Paul Singer, USA Today – October 25, 2016

If you have been talking about Donald Trump or Mike Pence on Facebook this month, odds are you are a woman. USA TODAY’s Facebook Barometer revealed last week that Trump is generating record amounts of traffic on Facebook. But a deeper dive into the data this week reveals that 60% of the conversation about him this month has been generated by women — a higher percentage than Hillary Clinton and a higher percentage than any other candidate this year.

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Trump’s Brand Further Depreciates: Ivanka Trump’s Lines are Being Boycotted

“If she were not campaigning for Donald Trump, I would be very happy for her business and proud of her success. But I think she is being used to whitewash the candidate and make him more palatable,” Shannon Coulter, who is leading an online boycott of Ivanka Trump’s line of clothing and jewelry, told the Guardian Friday.

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#NextFakeTrumpVictim is Why Sexual-Assault Survivors Don’t Come Forward

Claire Landsbaum, New York Magazine – October 13, 2016

On Wednesday night, at least five women told at least four different news sources that Trump had touched them inappropriately without their consent, and a People reporter came forward with a first-person account of Trump sexually assaulting her in 2005. Two of the women — Jessica Leeds and Rachel Crooks — told the New York Times they felt the need to come forward after Trump lied during the debate.

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Hillary Clinton is Tweeting More than Donald Trump and Attacks Him More Often Than he Does her.

Heather Evans, Kayla Brown, and Tiffany Wimberly, London School of Economics Blog – July 9, 2016

One of the major battlegrounds of the 2016 presidential election is Twitter, with both candidates slugging it out using 140 characters or fewer. Heather Evans, Kayla Brown, and Tiffany Wimberly have been studying both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s tweets. They find that, in line with findings from previous studies on how women candidates tweet, in June Clinton out tweeted the Republican nominee, attacked him more often than he did her, and tweeted about political issues far more often.

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Who are the Trending ‘Trump Girls’?

Blanche Johnson, Fox News – June 29, 2016

While running for President in 2008, Barack Obama had the “Obama Girl,” and now it seems Donald Trump has his own group of female supporters. #TrumpGirlsBreakTheInternet took over Twitter Sunday after a Wall Street /NBC News poll showed Hilary Clinton with a 17 point lead over Trump with women voters. Many photos of women in bikinis with Trump paraphernalia began trending with that hashtag.

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From Julia Gillard to Hillary Clinton: Online Abuse of Politicians Around the World

Elle Hunt, Nick Evershed and Ri Liu, The Guardian – June 26, 2016

Hillary Clinton received almost twice as much abuse as Bernie Sanders on Twitter this year, according to a wide-ranging analysis provided to the Guardian that compared the treatment of politicians in the US, UK and Australia. The abuse of politicians online, particularly women, is perceived by some to come with the territory. But as high-profile cases flag the urgent need to clean up the web, the scope of the problem is now revealed in greater detail in work by a Brisbane-based social data company, Max Kelsen.

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Young Women are Unfollowing 1 Presidential Hopeful More than the Others

AOL – May 3, 2016

Social media has proved to be extremely important in the 2016 election — especially for the Republican and Democratic front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton who both have over 6 million followers on Twitter. A new study by researchers at the University of Rochester examines the trends of who has followed then unfollowed Trump and Clinton on Twitter between September 2015 and March 2016 and how this is effecting the presidential race.

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