The second phase of the US Election 2016 has begun with the final counting slowly tinkering in. The big competition now remains between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton. At the time of filing the story, Donald Trump was leading the votes with over 240 in his bag, Hillary Clinton lagged at 215 on her side. Through the year 2016, the two presidential candidates, took over the internet and used it as their primary weapon for campaign. In the process, they gave some absolute meme-worthy statements and actions to the internet trolls. Internet watched them so closely, that even Trump s sniffle and Clinton s cough did not go unnoticed. Also Read - Safer Internet Day 2021: Here's how you can ensure your online securityAlso Read - Mobile internet services suspended on Delhi borders till February 2
Now, on the day of results, while the entire world is waiting with bated breath to catch the finale of the Elections 2016, the trolls are having nothing but the best time on the internet right now. While The Telegraph compares Trump s win to America s Brexit, some are drawing comparison of 11/9 to 9/11, as Trump is inching closer to victory. Also Read - Mobile internet suspended in Haryana till 5PM on February 1, 2021
9/11 never forget
faris (@farisbaharin) November 9, 2016
The Telegraph (@Telegraph) November 9, 2016
SCOTT WARNER (@ScottWarner18) November 9, 2016
And some are just moaning the ‘almost loss’ of Hillary Clinton.
Congratulations America, you’re even dumber than Rahul Gandhi.
Akhri Pasta (@TheLitttleLiar) November 9, 2016
And some moaning the ‘almost victory’ of Trump.
To all my friends in the US: Australia is a pretty amazing country. Just saying. 🙂
Shiamak Unwalla (@ShiamakUnwalla) November 9, 2016
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large group.#ElectionNight
teme Abdullah (@itsteme) November 9, 2016
This year s presidential campaigning ruled the internet. According to a report by Facebook, over 9.3 million Indians alone had generated over 40 million likes, posts, comments and shares related to the US presidential election since March 23 last year. The data also revealed that between March 23, 2015, and November 1, 2016, a total of 289 million people around the world generated 10 billion likes, posts, comments and shares related to the US election.
Additionally, with 35 million tweets on the US Election Day, micro-blogging site Twitter broke its earlier record set in 2012 Election Day of more than 31 million tweets. By 7:30AM (India time) on Wednesday, over 35 million election-related tweets were posted on the social media platform, USA Today reported.
While that s about trolling America and its people, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi s sudden announcement last night declaring the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes illegal has also taken social media by storm. Internet has been laughing how Modi strategically brought all the attention back to him with this sudden announcement. ALSO READ: Amazon, Flipkart stop CoD orders after Rs 500, Rs 1,000 notes abolished
Trump: I am going to hog the limelight today.
Modi: Bro, please.
Huma Qureshi (@humasqureshi) November 8, 2016
Donald Trump:I’ll create history tonight.
Hillary Clinton:No I’ll create history.
Pooja Karle (@pkarle) November 9, 2016
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced last night that the use of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes will be illegal from midnight. He further said that these notes had to be deposited at the nearest post office or bank by the end of December this year. It is a bold move, and the PM says that it was necessary to fight the disease of black money. ALSO READ: New Rs 2,000 note does not have a Nano GPS Chip