Twitter witnessed its fair share of discussions as US presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump clashed on the stage in their first debate at Hofstra University in New York. With political analysts putting their minds on who had the edge on debate night, the microblogging site largely agreed on the results. It was neither the Republican nor the Democrat that emerged victorious.
As expected, scores of people poured in their thoughts as the presidential nominees tried to punch holes and puncture arguments, with the NBC's Lester Holt moderating the 90-minute face-off. Almost all the top-trending words on the social media platform were related to the first presidential debate.
Trump's tweet on global climate change that read: "The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive," was the top retweeted remark during the debate.
According to data released by the Twitter Government, 62% of conversations revolved around the Republican contender while Clinton managed to attract 38% of the discussions. Unsurprisingly, the top-trending topics were the economy, foreign affairs, energy, terrorism and guns while the duo tackled each other on television.
The top-most tweeted moments of the first presidential debate, according to the Twitter Government, were when Trump said he has a "good temperament". The second best was when the Republican commented on "stop and frisking" while the candidates' heated exchange over the Islamic State (Isis) was placed third.
Below are some tweets over the debate.