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by Jane Susskind, published

Social media involvement in the political sphere is becoming more & more common as Fox News teams up with Twitter to host what they call “the first Twitter election” in South Carolina tonight. 

New York Times writer Brian Stelter writes:  

The partnership between Fox News and Twitter is the latest in a wave of online extensions to the 2012 presidential debates. CNN used a Twitter hashtag to highlight debate reactions on its Web site last year; NBC News teamed up with Facebook for a debate; and ABC News promoted a way to see campaign “spin” in real time.

Here’s a look at what that partnership will look like tonight on 

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