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From Ma'ruf Amin to plastic surgery: Netizens flock to Twitter during #DebatPilpres2019

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Fri, January 18, 2019  /  05:34 pm
From Ma'ruf Amin to plastic surgery: Netizens flock to Twitter during #DebatPilpres2019

For upcoming debates, netizens can check out The Jakarta Post's official account @jakpost where all important quotes and detailed descriptions will be posted. (Shutterstock/File)

Twitter is the most exciting platform to watch and engage in political conversations, as was evident during the recent presidential election debate, which saw thousands share their thoughts and opinions with the hashtag #DebatPilpres2019.

According to the US-based social networking company, more than 1.3 million tweets were posted during the debate on Thursday night, with the peak of the conversation occurring between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m., when more than 290,000 tweets were posted.

In addition to #DebatPilpres2019, netizens used a range of hashtags during the debate including:

  1. #DebatPilpres2019
  2. #JokowiAminMenangDebat
  3. #PrabowoIndonesiaMenang
  4. #Debat01Jokowi
  5. #CurhatPilpres2019
  6. #DebatPertamaPilpres2019
  7. #MojokinCapres
  8. #PrabowoSandiMenangDebat
  9. #DebatCapres
  10. #DebatCapres2019

In a statement, Twitter also shared some of the most popular tweets circulated during the debate, with one from @ikramarki that poked fun at Ma'ruf Amin for staying silent during the earlier part of the debate having so far been retweeted more than 18,390 times and receiving more than 11,160 likes.

Read also: Silence is gold? Ma’ruf Amin suddenly appears relatable for millennials

Another popular tweet came from @andihiyat that has received more than 16,510 retweets and 11,640 likes for commenting on Jokowi's statement regarding the Ratna Sarumpaet incident that if there's a violation of the law it should be reported, instead of a press conference being called for what turns out to be plastic surgery.

For upcoming debates, netizens can check out The Jakarta Post's official account @jakpost where all important quotes and detailed descriptions will be posted. The debates themselves can be watched via the Twitter accounts of @KompasTV, @TVRINasional and @OfficialiNewsTV. (kes)

Meanwhile, official updates related to the 2019 presidential election can be found on the following Twitter accounts: