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Social media’s effect on voters hard to read

Will votes follow tweets?

Big Bird, bayonets, and binders full of women.

Those were big moments in the 2012 presidential campaign that produced an avalanche of tweets, Facebook comments, Tumblr posts, and other social media outbursts.

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