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Hashtags to Follow During Tonight’s Presidential Debate

With Twitter live-streaming tonight’s broadcast of the first presidential debate, it’s only natural that online viewers will want to participate in the conversation online. Copper Arrow is gearing up to live-tweet the event, so it’s important to keep in mind the hashtags users are going to be using.

Copper Arrow’s most anticipated debate hashtags are as follows:

#Debates and #Debates2016

These are the Twitter official hashtags for the event. The platform announced this a few days ago, so expect plenty of accounts to be using this tag throughout the debate.

#Debatenight

This tag is one of the current trending Twitter topics; a great way to jump into the conversation

#Security and #SecuringAmerica

In light of recent terror incidents, the security of the nation is on a lot of people’s minds. Henceforth, it is one of the three main topics of the debate- titled “Securing America.”

#AmericasDirection and #AchievingProsperity

Both hashtags are the two other main topics of tonight’s debate. Expect to see those hashtags floating around as everyone offers their input.

#DebateSideEffects

For some political humor, means, and satire, check out this trending hashtag.

#Trump and #DonaldTrump

Not exactly a shocker, but using these tags will help you discover how the internet is feeling about this candidate’s performance at the debate.

#Hillary, #Hillary2016, #HillaryClinton, and #Clinton

Learn how other users are feeling about the dem nominee.

#ImWithHer

Get a glimpse at who is on Hillary’s side with her most memorable hashtag.

#HillYes

Look for this fun hashtag in support of Hillary.

#ShesWithUs

A hashtag that plays on #ImWithHer.

#MakeAmericaGreatAgain

Alternatively, learn who is team Trump with the above.

#Trump2016, #VoteTrump2016, #AlwaysTrump,  and #TrumpTrain

A couple more hashtags to get insight on how other citizens are feeling about Trump.

#NeverTrump and #NeverHillary

If you’re feeling brave enough to check out some of the more negative Tweets, these tweets are a good place to start.

#GOP and #Republicans

Hear what others have to say about this political party.

#Democrats

Look for the opinions of this opposing party.

#Liberal and #Liberals

Interestingly, ‘liberal’ hashtags are used in place of #democrats quite frequently.

Twitter Discussion Tips

  1. Be respectful: With such divisive candidates, it’s difficult not to feel passionately and get in a nasty debate. Focus on your factual arguments for your favorite candidate, rather than personal attacks on users that disagree.
  2. Be open-minded: Being open-minded helps you to be more respectful in your discussions. Hear what others have to say. It’s okay to disagree, but don’t shut them down before they’ve had a chance to speak.
  3. Avoid topics you know little about: If you don’t know enough about a topic, proceed with caution before posting. If you’re ill-informed, you may misinform and confuse others, turning it into a cycle of ignorance. Also, this is where some arguments turn nasty because people often don’t like to admit they’re wrong, particularly on a public forum. As a result, unnecessary arguments escalate.
  4. Pay attention to your sources: Make sure any sources you use for facts and arguments are credible. Stories that have little, no, or un-credible proof hurt your argument. Make sure to verify where your information is coming from. Further, this goes hand-in-hand with number 3; your misinformation will misinform others.
  5. Have some thick skin: Just because you take the high-road in your political discussions, doesn’t mean everyone else will. If others are attacking you online, just stick to politics; they’ll look bad and you won’t. If someone is really persistent and/or nasty, block them.

Be sure to check out Copper Arrow’s Twitter tonight, 8 PM CT; we will be live-tweeting the debate.

by Linsey Stonchus

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