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How Twitter explains the 2016 election

During an intense U.S. presidential campaign, millions of people are chatting about the election every day on Twitter. MIT is studying them. More precisely, the Laboratory for Social Machines, part of the MIT Media Lab, has launched a project called the Electome that charts Twitter in unique detail. Now the project has joined forces with the Commission on Presidential Debates—the first debate is tonight—to provide journalists with a "dashboard" summarizing Twitter use during the debates.
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