Toronto Municipal Elections: Social Media Wrap-up Toronto Municipal Elections: Social Media Wrap-up
Social media was relatively quiet during the Toronto Municipal Elections. Just over 40 per cent of eligible voters made it to the polls this... Toronto Municipal Elections: Social Media Wrap-up

Social media was relatively quiet during the Toronto Municipal Elections.

Just over 40 per cent of eligible voters made it to the polls this year, compared to around 60 per cent four years ago.

 

 

The most common images posted to Instagram searchable by relevant hashtags were of people’s pets and children in front of “Vote Here” signs and next to voter cards.

 

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After much deliberation, I have decided to announce my candidacy for Mayor of Toronto! 🇨🇦 Though I am joining the race a little late, I believe together we can make a better city for all doggos & their humans. Key points of my platform include: . – More treats for good puppies🍬 – Mandatory belly scritches of at least five minutes – Renewable water bowls💦 – Off-leash parks in every neighbourhood 🍃 – Peanut butter flavoured sidewalks 🥜 . So vote for me, Knuckles for Mayor! But in all seriousness, you have 1-hr left to vote #toronto! Polls close at 8pm ✅ . . . #corgigram #corgifeed #corgiaddict #torontovotes #vote #municipalelections #topoli #corgigram_ #corgi_ig #mydogrunsthe6ix #torontodogs #myfavcorgi #corgipuppy #bowtiesarecool #bowtie #buzzfeedanimals #votingmatters #mydogiscutest #the6ix #torontolife #doggosdoingthings #corgithecute #bestwoof10k #corgisareawesomee

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Twitter was full of the usual commentary, with users expressing their disappointment for some wins and creating memes poking fun of the night’s candidates.

 

 

Most of the other hashtagged social media content about the municipal elections was posted by traditional news outlets, reporting on the results in real time.

 

 

Skedline also covered some of the night’s highlights through Twitter and Instagram.

 

 

Breanne Coulter

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