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November 8, 2016

US election results – key US mainstream media outlets online for reaction and results

From the biggest traditional broadcasters to magazine brands, we map their online and social presence

By Sam

The 2016 US election has been fought in cyberspace as much as on the stump.

Now that the campaigning has finished, attention turns to the results with the media battle for information, data and eyeballs being fought out on devices, tablets, laptops as well on TV.

CBR offers guides to the key twitter accounts and blog, the biggest online only news streams, the mainstream media online presence and social accounts and the best analytics and data sites.

Mainstream news outlets

For business people  Bloomberg, Fortune, Forbes and Reuters, are obvious destinations for election results coverage.



Alongside their main twitter feeds some have set up dedicated twitter feeds for today’s election including Bloomberg BP politics  and Reuters which set up Reuters politics.

Fortune magazine on twitter has 2.1m followers

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And not forgetting Forbes on twitter

For the online presence of the traditional broadcast and cable news outlets it is the line up of CNN, Fox News, CNBC, ABC and not forgetting Univision, the largest Spanish language news network in the US, that covers most of the key national outlets.

CNN’s online presence, as seen from the UK is CNN Edition . On twitter CNN has 29m followers. It also has @CNNpolitics which has 1m followers.

Fox News, owned by News International received an endorsement as a serious news provider when one of its anchors was chosen to host and moderate the third Presidential election debate.

Fox News on twitter has 11.2m followers.

NBC news online and ABC news online and are online presence of the oldest news broadcasters in the US.






NBC has 3.5m twitter followers.

ABC News on twitter has 7.8m followers

CBS news on twitter has 4.3m followers

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If all of the above are considered too mainstream for your tastes, one dedicated political site is , considered left leaning, centrist or neutral depending on your lens.  On twitter it has 2.3m followers.


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