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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:
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.
Netizen : Pak Ma'ruf Amin dari tadi kok diem aja?— ikram marki (@ikramarki) January 17, 2019
Pak Ma'ruf Amin : Islam mengajarkan kita untuk menghindari perdebatan :)
Netizen : MASYA ALLAAAAHHHH 😍😍😍 #SambatPilpres2019
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.
Pak jokowi: Kalo ada pelanggaran hukum harusnya dilaporkan, bukan bikin konferensi pers, taunya operasi plastik— an (@andihiyat) January 17, 2019
Pak prabowo dan pak sandiuno: NGGA GINI YA MAINNYA#CurhatPilpres2019
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)
Debat Pertama Capres & Cawapres Pemilu 2019 https://t.co/a5BiOpbYdm— KOMPAS TV (@KompasTV) January 17, 2019
Meanwhile, official updates related to the 2019 presidential election can be found on the following Twitter accounts: