Hillary Clinton's 'Delete Your Account' Tweet Shows Social Media's Role In 201605:40
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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets supporters during a presidential primary election night rally, Tuesday, June 7, 2016, in New York. (Julio Cortez/AP)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets supporters during a presidential primary election night rally, Tuesday, June 7, 2016, in New York. (Julio Cortez/AP)
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Donald Trump may be known for his prolific use of Twitter, but this week a tweet from Hillary Clinton is what has grabbed headlines.

It started with a tweet from Donald Trump, after President Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton Thursday. Trump tweeted "Obama just endorsed Crooked Hillary. He wants four more years of Obama - but nobody else does!"

In response, Clinton tweeted "Delete your account."

The phrase has a history on the internet, and her tweet was retweeted more than 100,000 times in the first hour. Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Kate Sommers-Dawes of Mashable about why this went viral.

Here is the "Know Your Meme" site mentioned in the segment.

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Kate Sommers-Dawes, deputy managing editor at Mashable. She tweets @TheRealKSD.

This segment aired on June 10, 2016.

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