What are the top Facebook pages that users are including Tuesday's presidential debate and their share of the pre-event social network conversations? It might not be what you expect.
The three public pages on Facebook, where most of the debate takes place on the site, were all conservative. At the top was Fox News (with a 25 percent share of the conversation), followed by Breitbart (15 percent of the conversation) and the conservative commentator Ben Shapiro (12 percent share).
The rankings were created by CrowdTangle, Facebook's own tool that analyzes interactions in the social network. CrowdTangle measured the proportion of the debate using keywords such as “Debate 2020” and “Presidential debate”.
Democratic presidential candidate Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s Facebook pages, The Hill news site, and MSNBC were given slots # 4, # 5, and # 6, with a total of 17 percent of the social media debate.
Just outside the top 10, CNN was in 12th place with 1 percent of the conversation. The New York Times ranked 33rd, according to CrowdTangle.