Trending #TrumpWon didn’t start in Russia

Posted to Statistics  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

After the first presidential debate, #TrumpWon was a trending topic on Twitter, which led many to believe that there were bots involved — maybe from Russia. It didn’t help that a fake map of Saint Petersburg with a bunch of bubbles on it went viral too. The real reasons for the trending hashtag are much more mundane.

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