Facebook will livestream the presidential debates


Facebook CEO: We re a technology company. We re not a media company. The presidential debates are advancing to Facebook. ABC Account is partnering with the amusing arrangement to beck the three accessible presidential debates amid Democratic appointee Hillary Clinton and Republican appointee Donald Trump, as able-bodied as the carnality presidential agitation amid Tim Kaine and Mike Pence on Tuesday, October 4. The account arrangement will advertisement alive advantage on agitation canicule via Facebook Live, the alive account that lets anyone allotment video to Facebook in real-time. It will accommodate footage from the post-debate media room, ballast annotation and contributor analysis. Its apps and website will affection the aforementioned agreeable live. An ABC agent said the arrangement will carefully chase user comments on Facebook and accommodate them in pre- and post-debate coverage. Meanwhile, two hours afore anniversary debate, ABC Account will beck on Facebook Alive an aboriginal alternation alleged Straight Talk, hosted by anchors Matthew Dowd and LZ Granderson. Related: Facebook cracks bottomward on Trump supporters with deplorable names While the arrangement is bearing and distributing the content, Facebook will advice the aggregation aggregate accordant insights, such as trending keywords and sentiment, for added coverage. The affiliation highlights the ambiguous accord amid Facebook (FB , Tech30) and account organizations. CEO Mark Zuckerberg maintains Facebook is a tech aggregation — not a media aggregation — admitting its partnerships and efforts to animate publishers to advertisement via Facebook Live. The move follows ABC News agnate Facebook Alive advantage of the conventions this year. The aboriginal presidential debate, which will be captivated on Monday, September 26 at Hofstra University in New York, is accepted to breach admirers records, the Hill reports. The abutting two debates will be on Sunday, October 9 at Washington University in St. Louis, and Wednesday, October 19 at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. (San Francisco) Aboriginal appear September 20, 2016: 3:24 PM ET

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