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Alexa can now fact check the 2016 election

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How to watch the final presidential debate online, if you dare

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ADL report indicates anti-semitism against journalists has exploded on Twitter

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Peter Thiel will donate $1.25M to the Trump campaign, despite the latest controversies

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CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 21:  Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal,  delivers a speech during the evening session on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off on July 18.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Hillary mentions internet

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HEMPSTEAD, NY - SEPTEMBER 26:  Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton smiles during the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York.  The first of four debates for the 2016 Election, three Presidential and one Vice Presidential, is moderated by NBC's Lester Holt.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

BuzzFeed News, Twitter Join Forces on Election Night Livestream Special

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BuzzFeed News will team up with Twitter on an exclusive livestreamed election night special from BuzzFeed’s New York office.

The special will begin at 6 p.m. ET Nov. 8—not Nov. 28, Donald Trump–and Bruce Perlmutter will be the executive producer.

BuzzFeed News said in a release that Perlmutter has held senior roles with CNN, MSNBC and E! Networks, overseeing coverage of live events including the Royal Wedding, the 2012 Summer Olympic Games from London and several red carpets at awards shows.

Decision Desk HQ will provide “definitive calls” on how the vote is going, and the livestream will include advertising packages such as television-style mid-roll ad spots combined with BuzzFeed News-produced original news clips, which advertisers can sponsor and promote on Twitter.

Twitter chief financial officer Anthony Noto said in the release:

Twitter is at the center of the presidential race, and it has become the fastest and most dynamic way for candidates, journalists and voters to break news, share thoughts and see what’s happening in politics right now. Our partnership with BuzzFeed News will give voters–especially our younger audience–a smart, fresh broadcast with live breaking news and election analysis right on Twitter.

BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith added:

Our fast, smart and honest political coverage has helped define this presidential campaign, and we are thrilled to be finishing by going live both from our headquarters and from inside the platform that is the beating heart of American politics. At a time when so much political coverage amounts to reading tweets aloud, we’re excited to add original reporting and analysis inside Twitter.

Readers: Will you add BuzzFeed News’ Twitter livestreaming special to your election night plans?

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Vice Presidential Debate on Twitter: Solid Win for Mike Pence

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Mike Pence was the subject of 60 percent of conversation on Twitter during Tuesday night’s vice presidential debate, while just 40 percent was about Tim Kaine.

Twitter reported that the Republicans’ edge prevailed in discussion about the presidential candidates Tuesday night, with 63 percent about Donald Trump and 37 percent about Hillary Clinton.

The most-tweeted-about topics during the debate were:

  1. Foreign affairs
  2. Economy
  3. Terrorism
  4. Reproductive rights
  5. Immigration

Pence picked up 22,000 Twitter followers during the debate, while Kaine added 15,000 to his tally.

The three most-tweeted moments during Tuesday night’s event were:

  1. Kaine and Pence discuss Russia and President Vladimir Putin
  2. Kaine and Pence debate the use of nuclear weapons
  3. Pence responds to Kaine on unity, citing “that Mexican thing”

Finally, the most retweeted tweet during the debate came from Trump and congratulated Pence, his running mate.

Readers: Did you interact on Twitter during the vice presidential debate Tuesday night?

⚡️Twitter data for the US vice presidential debate⚡️

— Twitter Government (@gov) October 5, 2016

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Climate change and cleantech provide unlikely first flashpoints in Presidential debate

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Twitter, Commission on Presidential Debates Create Emoji

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Twitter teamed up with the Commission on Presidential Debates to create a hashtag-triggered emoji for the upcoming presidential and vice presidential debates.

Tweets that contain the hashtags #debates or #debates2016 will feature the new emoji.

Twitter and the CPD also said Twitter will provide an analysis of recent trends in election-related discussion on the social network, and it will curate questions on announced debate topic from users for moderators to use if they so choose.

The debate schedule follows:

  • Monday, Sept. 26, first presidential debate, Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 4, vice presidential debate, Longwood University, Farmville, Va.
  • Sunday, Oct. 9, second presidential debate, Washington University in St. Louis.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19, third presidential debate, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Twitter head of news, government and election Adam Sharp told Kerry Flynn of Mashable:

It’s the moderator’s ultimate discretion, but the commission is inviting that public participation. It happened in one of the primary debates. After 50 years of people yelling at their TVs, for the time, someone got their question answered live.

The objective of the event is a public conversation … to have an exchange of ideas so having an experience where viewers are sharing that experience with people whose viewpoints that might not normally be exposed to is an enhancement in the spirit of the democracy of the event.

Readers: Will you interact on Twitter while following the debates?

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NBC will stream the debates and other election coverage in VR, starting tonight

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