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This yearย presidential candidates embraced social media as never before, posting daily across multiple channels, from Pinterest to Snapchatโ€”a never-ending bid to get your attention, and maybe eventually your vote.

We analyzed the 152,883 posts made by the candidates on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram in 2015. Then we ran them through our Political Image Machine, to give you a truer picture of the presidential election.

The presidential year on social media was as at least as bizarre as it was divisive. The most commonly used phrase by all the candidates was the ever-popular (with Republicans) "radical Islamic terrorism," which turned up 146 times in candidate Facebook posts and tweets. And, of course, there were plenty of zombies, pizzasย and guns to go around.

Yet for all theย emoji and exclamation marks (9,205 and counting), this year's top tweetย by a candidate got just 105,864 favorites. To put that in context, Justin Bieber can get 136,807 faves just for posting this. Luckily for the candidates, Bieberโ€™s Canadian.

Next year? Expect to be bombarded by even more messages as the candidates hone their social media strategy and work to more accuratelyย target likely voters. In other words, you.

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Most popular post made by a candidate in 2015:

Ben Carson: 1,153,524 likes (and counting)

We tracked the Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts of each candidate, including those who have since dropped out.ย This post from the outsider neurosurgeon, posted Oct. 2, gotย the most likes of all candidate posts this year across all the platforms we tracked. Carson apparently intended it as a tribute to those killed in a mass shooting at a college in Oregon earlier that week, but this declaration of identity long outlived its original intent.

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Most liked Facebook posts:

With our overall most popular post leading the pack, here are the Facebook posts that received the most likes this year. Ben Carson and Donald Trump dominated theย platform.

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Most popular tweets:

We totaled up likes and retweets to find the most popular tweets candidates made this year. In contrast to Facebook,ย Hillary Clinton was the clear winner.

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Most popular Instagram posts:

The biggest hits on Instagram featured Bernie Sanders, celebrities, and sometimes both. Theย most liked:

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Tweet with the most question marks:

This tweet asked the most questions out of any that we saw. (Pedantic note: Ifย a tweet had several question marks in a row, we only counted that as one.)

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Tweets with the most exclamation points:

Twoย tweets tied for most emphatic. As with the question marks above, we counted repeated exclamation points the same as a single one. Here's what the candidates were excited about.

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Emoji:

Behold: Everyย emoji the candidates used on Twitter this year. Want to see why Chris Christie was tweeting a bikini? Click any emoji to see its context.

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Marco Rubio ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโฌ‡๐Ÿˆ๐ŸŠ

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Hillary Clinton โœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘ปโฌ‡โฌ‡โฌ‡โฌ‡๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽต๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆโœจโœจ๐ŸŒด๐Ÿ“ฑ๐ŸŽคโ˜•๐Ÿ‘ญโ˜๐Ÿ‘•๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿ‘‡๐ŸŒ…๐ŸŽƒโ–ถ๐Ÿ‘โšฝ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿท๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ•โค๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿˆ

Bernie Sanders โœ…โœ…โœ…โœ…โœ…โœ…โœ…โœ…โœ…โœ…โœ…โœ…โœ…โœ…โœ…โœ…โœ…โœ…โœ…โœ…๐Ÿ“ข๐Ÿ’€๐ŸŽ‰

Ted Cruz ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽˆ

John Kasich โœ…โœ…โœ…โœ…โœ…โœ…๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโคโŒ๐Ÿ˜„โ˜•๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸŽƒ

Rick Santorum ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jeb Bush ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโ˜€๐Ÿข

Martin O'Malley โœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‚

Chris Christie ๐ŸŒพโ˜€๐Ÿ‘™โค๐Ÿ€

Bobby Jindal ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพโžกโœ…

Rand Paul ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽณ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Larry Lessig ยฉยฉ

Jim Webb ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ“ข

Rick Perry โค๐Ÿ˜€

Lindsey Graham ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Joe Biden โ™ฅ

Ben Carson ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Most used phrases, by candidate:

We searched for the three-word phrases used most frequently by each of the candidates across all their social media feeds. Hillary fan? Stop by her shop to get your own "custom state tee."

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Bobby Jindal: "sanctuary city leaders"

Jeb Bush: "radical islamic terrorism"

Hillary Clinton: "custom state tee"

Donald Trump: "Saturday night live"

Lincoln Chafee: "Iowa state fair"

Mike Huckabee: "kill common core"

Carly Fiorina: "FEC fundraising deadline"

Jim Gilmore: "national security forum"

John Kasich: "balanced budget amendment"

Rand Paul: "contribution of 20.16"

Lindsey Graham: "town hall meeting"

Rick Perry: "president Barack Obama"

Chris Christie: "town hall live"

Ben Carson: "debate watch party"

Marco Rubio: "american century click"

Jim Webb: "criminal justice reform"

Bernie Sanders: "program watch live"

Ted Cruz: "radical islamic terrorism"

George Pataki: "wild Irish breakfast"

Rick Santorum: "Tuesday March 24"

Martin O'Malley: "debt free college"

Scott Walker: "government special interests"

Daniel McLaughlin is a creative technologist exploring the 2016 presidential election. Before joining Fusion, Daniel worked at the Boston Globe and graduated from MIT with a BS in urban studies and planning.

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Kate Stohr is a data journalist and community builder based in San Francisco, CA.