Who won the debate in South Carolina? Not the moderators, if you ask Twitter

Nick Siano, The Greenville News

Presidential hopefuls touched on a number of talking points Tuesday during the Democratic debate in Charleston. But according to Twitter, the candidates had a little too much freedom to respond to questions and moderators from CBS had little control over the debate.

The South Carolina debate was the first debate since Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders established himself as the clear frontrunner after the Nevada caucuses.

And he was given the frontrunner treatment Tuesday, putting on the defense against remarks from Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Vice President Joe Biden and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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"I'm hearing my name mentioned a little bit tonight," Sanders said at one point.

Talking points ranged from healthcare, coronavirus, gun control and claims of sexism in the Bloomberg campaign.

But for some, the CBS moderators' performances weren't up to snuff. Throughout the evening, viewers took to Twitter to air their grievances about how CBS was handling the debate.

Here's a look at what some people tweeted about CBS:

Nick Siano is a digital producer with the USA TODAY NETWORK. Follow him on Twitter: @NickSiano_.

This article originally appeared on The Greenville News: Democratic debate in South Carolina: moderators get backlash