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Press Release - Who Won Debate Night on Social Media? That Would be Ben Carson. (Washington Post)

August 07, 2015

Ben Carson might have been in the middle of the pack when it came to speaking time at the debate, but he blew away his Republican rivals Thursday night on social media.

The retired neurosurgeon and tea party favorite generated the two most popular Facebook posts of all the candidates, as well as the second and third most popular posts on Instagram, according to an analysis by CrowdTangle, a social media startup. A Fox News Facebook post featuring Carson also became the biggest news media post on the site related to the candidates Thursday night, the analysis found.

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