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Public takes more notice of Romney's lies in second debate

The online conversation about truth telling at the second presidential debate, a town hall event at Hofstra University, was even more active than conversation around the first debate.

The focus of social media sentiment surrounding Mitt Romney’s lies was even stronger.

Partnering with Crimson Hexagon – which set up a truth sentiment monitor exclusively for Current TV – we found that in Tuesday’s town hall debate 3 percent of the total conversation about truth telling was about Barack Obama (the full 3 percent said he was lying), 62 percent of the truth-telling conversation was neutral (54 percent was “general discussion about fact checking,” while 8 percent said both candidates lie), but 35 percent of truth-telling opinions said Romney was lying. Zero percent said he was telling the truth.

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