Bernie Sanders shows strong momentum on social media

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders raises a fist as he speaks at his caucus night rally Des MoinesBy Amy Tennery and Anjali Athavaley NEW YORK (Reuters) – It may be too close to call between Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in the Iowa caucuses on Monday, but the senator from Vermont was the clear winner on social media. Sanders maintained his strong social media presence during the caucuses, commanding the majority of the Twitter mentions over Clinton. Sanders was mentioned over 77,000 times on Twitter during the caucus, while Clinton was mentioned 52,000 times, according to social media sentiment analytics firm Brandwatch.

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