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Debate fever heats up social media early

Social Cues: Twitter and Facebook are ready for the third debate between Trump and Clinton.

This is the final debate between Trump and Clinton. Brace yourselves, Twitter.
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It's the final debate before Election Day, and Twitter is already revving up.

The previous face-off between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton became the most tweeted debate in Twitter's history. Wednesday night's showdown is poised to break the record again.

Social Cues is a daily feature on what's buzzing across Facebook and Twitter. Here is what's trending across social media on Wednesday morning:

Presidential Debate: Social media is already chattering about the third head-to-head confrontation, this one set in Las Vegas. The hashtag #TrumpDebateGuests was trending on Twitter, with many mocking the Republican candidate's guests, such as President Obama's half-brother Malik Obama, who is a Trump supporter. Twitter suggested some other possible guests, like far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and former KKK leader David Duke.

Young Jedi: Please, unwind from all the election coverage and watch this viral clip of the most adorable jedi from a galaxy far, far away. The clip of the boy "riding" a tauntaun is enough to melt your Hoth-frozen hearts. It is trending on Facebook for a pretty good reason.

Barack Obama: OK, back to election news. (Sorry!) President Obama's message for Trump to "stop whining" is making the rounds on Facebook. His recommendation came Tuesday during a news conference with Italian prime minister Mateo Renzi. Obama's jab is a response to Trump's claims a rigged election could be his downfall on November 8.

PSAT: Never underestimate the power of teenagers on social media. By Wednesday morning, there had already been 142,000 tweets about the PSATs, as high school students across the country offered their thoughts about the test. Years later, I'm still trying to figure why it's even offered, and it looks like Twitter feels the same way, with memes about the test plastering the site.

Honest Trailers: The YouTube channel famous for ripping movies showed no mercy for 2016's "Ghostbusters." One of the burns in the six-minute clip: "I know a lot of us are divided over this film, but let's take a moment to agree on one thing that actually deserves all that hate: the Fallout Boy Cover Song." The comments were turned off on the clip, but Facebook users had plenty to say about the "Ghostbusters" criticism.

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