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‘Green wave’ was evident on social media long before Euro vote, new study shows

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
23rd June, 2019
Green Party Midlands North West candidate Saoirse McHugh

A new social media study has found that the so-called ‘Green wave’ was visible on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter long before the votes were counted in the European elections.

Green Party Midlands North West candidate Saoirse McHugh gained more than 7,000 Twitter followers immediately after her high-profile confrontation with Peter Casey in the televised RTÉ Prime Time debate.

She gained the highest number of new Facebook followers of any of the 59 candidates...

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