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September 22, 2012

US election: The week in social media

Our regular look at how the campaign plays out online, as Obama and Romney trade barbs over taxes and secret videos.
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EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS
EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS


While presidential candidates still spend much of their time rallying voters in arenas and shaking hands, elections are increasingly going digital.

This week, Obama made traditional newspaper headlines and unleashed digital reaction by stating that Washington can’t be changed “from inside”. He told crowds that citizens needed to get active to mobilise traditional politicians.

Romney shot back saying that Obama should be booted out of office, so he could get back to making changes from the outside. Supporters of both candidates ran with the remarks.

As part of Al Jazeera’s election coverage, we will be providing regular updates on how the most expensive presidential campaign in US history is playing out online.
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