By Jason White, Media Partnerships
FOX News teamed up with Facebook on Thursday for the first prime-time GOP presidential primary debate of the 2016 election cycle. Ten Republican contenders squared off on-stage in Cleveland during the FOX News-Facebook Debate, answering a mix of questions including ones sourced directly from people on Facebook.
The event sparked strong social conversation with 7.5 million people generating more than 20 million Facebook posts, comments, and likes. Many turned to Facebook to comment on the candidates’ performances and discuss issues of importance, as the voices and faces of people on the platform framed the questions and tone of this early #GOPDebate. (more…)