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Twitter breaks US election day tweets record

By 7.30 a.m. (India time) on Wednesday, over 35 million election-related tweets were posted on the social media platform.

Published: 09th November 2016 11:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th November 2016 11:17 AM   |  A+A-

SAN FRANCISCO: With 35 million tweets on the US election day, micro-blogging site Twitter on Wednesday broke its earlier record set in 2012 election day of more than 31 million tweets.

By 7.30 a.m. (India time) on Wednesday, over 35 million election-related tweets were posted on the social media platform, USA Today reported.

This election year, Twitter users had options like live video streams courtesy Buzzfeed.

"Twitter is still the platform for what's happening right now, while Facebook focuses on showing users the things they're most likely to engage with," Jan Dawson, chief analyst with Jackdaw Research, was quoted as saying.

Donald Trump has 13.1 million followers on Twitter while Hillary Clinton has 10.4 million.

As of the third quarter of 2016, the micro-blogging service averaged at 317 million monthly active users.

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