The polls were congested on Election Day, but the crowds were teeming somewhere else – on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Americans turned to social media to hunt for news, offer opinions and, well, in some cases insult their presidential candidate of choice.
In anticipation of the big day, the social media platforms pledged to crack down on false claims of victory and other falsehoods.
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Six voters who talked to USA TODAY kept tabs on it all. Then they graded social media on its Election Day performance. This is their report card.
Gerald Wickline, retired, Facebook D-
Gerald Wickline, 78, a retired Republican in Wimauma, Florida, wasn’t always a Trump supporter. He