FACEBOOK TO PICK DEBATE QUESTIONS
Facebook will help “source” questions online for the town hall-style presidential debate between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, the organization behind the debates announced on Wednesday night.
Janet Brown, the executive director of the Commission on Presidential Debates, said that anyone will be able to submit a question. There are no guarantees, however, that those questions will make it on air. The moderators of the debate, ABC’s Martha Raddatz and CNN’s Anderson Cooper, will be under no obligation to use them, Brown said.
Still, never before has the commission given moderators a formal option to gather questions from the public via the internet for a general presidential election debate, according to Brown.
A Facebook spokesperson said Thursday morning that its role is advisory and the television networks involved will decide how the questions are collected, if they are collected at all. Moderators could gather questions through their own Facebook pages, for example, or the page of their employer. – READ MORE