A Twitter Election: A Look during Some Memorable Hashtags
October 26, 2016 - garden totes
The 2016 presidential discuss has played out on Twitter as many as it has on TV, in gathering halls and diners, rallies and watercoolers opposite a country.
There were, of course, noted tweets, such as Hillary Clinton’s “Delete your account” and Donald Trump’s print of himself with a taco bowl and a summary “Happy #CincoDeMayo! The best taco bowls are done in Trump Tower Grill. we adore Hispanics!”
But Twitter is zero but a other 310 million users, who have combined a flurry of renouned hashtags this choosing season, supporting, fighting, job out or simply creation fun of a candidates. Here’s a demeanour during some of them.
Trump called his opposition a “nasty woman” during a third and final presidential debate, and a insult became an present internet meme. Women on Twitter and over embraced a put-down as a badge of honour — businesses even began offered t-shirts, tote-bags and festooned pillows with a moniker. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, for one, tweeted during Clinton a day after a discuss that, “From one #NastyWoman to another, we were an impulse final night.”
This hashtag took off after a domestic polling group FiveThirtyEight published an electoral map display what a choosing could demeanour like if usually group voted. Given that Trump’s supporters are some-more expected to be male, a map showed an easy Trump victory. There was another map, too, display what competence occur if usually women expel a vote, and this one showed an easy Clinton landslide. Still, a hashtag that took off was one job for a dissolution of a 19th Amendment, that gave American women a right to opinion in 1920.
A response to Trump’s discuss slogan, “Make America good again,” and a many retorts to that from a likes of President Barack Obama and others observant that America is “already great,” this hashtag comes pleasantness of a neighbors to a north, Canada. An ad group called The Garden combined a campaign, that calls on people to contention videos and messages to Americans feeling low about a election.
“Seems America could use some entertaining adult right about now. As their closest friends and neighbours, we suspicion we should take a notation to assistance remind them that no matter how bad things competence seem during a moment, there are lots of reasons because we consider they’re still flattering great,” writes a agency.
As for responses, they ranged from a learned “Gatsby, Huck Fin, Moby Dick, Scarlet Letter, Grapes of Wrath, Mockingbird, Catcher in a Rye … got novel down ” from Twitter user @MichelV69, to a ancestral “Your stipulation of autonomy is one of a many pleasing documents ever written” from user @SmallLady0, that was retweeted 617 times and favorited some 2,300 times.
Lock her up, of course, is what Trump and many of his supporters would like to do with Clinton if Trump wins a election. “Lock her up” is a common intone during Trump rallies and a renouned hashtag among his supporters, who’ve taken to Twitter to yield a many reasons they trust Clinton belongs in jail rather than a White House. These embody her use of a private email server and being, as one user put it, a “criminal crook.”
During a second presidential debate, Trump asked Muslims to “report when they see something going on,” expected referring to suspected militant activity. Twitter users, naturally, took a prodding to heart, and a hashtag took off. Some were funny, such as “I’d like to news that quinoa is overrated and looks gross” from user @EmanHAly. Others, meanwhile, sought to make statements opposite Trump or Islamophobia.
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