Potentially for the first time in the platform’s history, all of the top 10 trending topics in the United States are dedicated to the same topic on Thursday morning — the Brett Kavanaugh-Dr. Christine Blasey Ford hearing in Washington, D.C.
The wave of tweets came soon after Ford first testified and started responding to questions from several senators. Ford was the first woman to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct after he was nominated for the Supreme Court by President Trump. Ford said Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault her and covered her mouth while at a Maryland high school party in the early 1980s.
A Twitter spokesperson told TheWrap the company doesn’t keep records going all the way back to its 2006 launch on trending topics. But that “anecdotally, I can say I don’t remember this ever happening before around a single live event.”
Below is a look at the trends.
Not part of the Twitter conversation? Here’s how you can watch the hearing.