The mainstream media turned away. But online, President Trump’s charges about Hunter Biden were by far the dominant storyline about the final presidential debate, according to exclusive NewsWhip data provided to Axios.
Coverage of business dealings by Joe Biden’s son — and pre-debate allegations by one of his former business associates, Tony Bobulinski — garnered more than twice as much online activity (likes, comments, shares) as the runner-up…
After Hunter Biden, the second biggest online storyline out of the debate was also one being pushed by Republicans: Biden’s comments about oil and fracking. (He’s already doing damage control on the oil comment.)
Biden said during the debate that “I have never said I oppose fracking,” even though he expressed opposition during two Democratic debates. Trump’s team pounced on it, tweeting a video of the previous comments as the debate concluded.