Google says more searched for Clinton than Trump

FILE - This Oct. 20, 2015, file photo, shows a sign outside Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton apparently has the Google edge after the presidential debate.

Google Trends says more people looked up Clinton’s name than Republican Donald Trump’s in all 50 states following Monday’s debate. Google says Trump searches led in the majority of states before the debate.

The search giant says users looked up information on both candidates’ stances on immigration, abortion and guns most often while the debate was happening.

Many used Google to do their own fact-checking on the candidates’ claims. Google says the top fact check question for Trump revolved around his stance on the Iraq war. For Clinton, users wanted to follow up on her statement that stop-and-frisk police tactics had been ruled unconstitutional.

 

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