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Gun control, education most talked-about topics online during #DemDebate

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By Thomas Seymat
Gun control, education most talked-about topics online during #DemDebate

<p>The first <a href="http://www.euronews.com/2015/10/14/the-hillary-and-bernie-show-at-the-democratic-debate-in-las-veges/">Democratic debate in Las Vegas</a> on Tuesday night was widely commented on online. There was more than 2.3 million mentions of hashtags related to the debate during the programme, according to social intelligence platforme Synthesio.</p> <p>Hillary Clinton received the most mentions, with almost 40,3% of the all mentions of the debate. Socialist Democratic US senator Bernie Sanders received about 28%. The three other Democratic presidential hopefuls all scored under 15%.</p> <p><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/315206/600x266_Candidate SOV.jpg"></p> <p>Only a few days after the shooting on a community college in Roseburg, Ore, gun control was the most-talked about topic online, with 26.4% of all topic mentions. Education, a domain Sanders suggests need complete overhaul, including making it free, was in second place with 19.2% of the mention. </p> <p><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/315206/600x258_Debate Topics.jpg"></p> <p>Overall, 14.2% of the mentions about the debate were positive, according to Synthesio, versus 12.8% of negative mentions.</p>