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Social media used to debate bill, spread information

By Bonnie Shelton

WAUSAU (WAOW)--The Governor's Budget Repair Bill is causing a lot of debate and many people turning to social media sites to voice their opinion. No matter which side of the bill you fall on, there's a facebook group, cause or twitter hashtag to keep you engaged in the conversation.

There's those who choose to show their support for Scott Walker by changing their profile picture, and others who've clicked "like" to show their disapproval of the bill.

Hundreds, even thousands have written comments in order to plan events and spur debate.

The group "540,000 to See Scott Walker Out of Wisconsin" has almost 50,000 members.

Almost 9,000 people have joined the facebook cause to "Support Scott Walker's Budget Bill," and those are just two of the countless groups gathering support for both sides of the bill.

Twitter is also abuzz with talk of Wisconsin and the budget. The hashtag #wiunion was even a worldwide trending topic Sunday with hundreds of new tweets added each minute.

No matter which side of the bill you fall on, there's an outlet for opinion.

So who's up for a little healthy debate?

Online Reporter: Bonnie Shelton

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