Earlier this week, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco for a sit-down Q&A, discussing her new book, politics, and taking questions from the Twitter community.
Clinton has been especially active on Twitter in recent months, using the handle @HilaryClinton to express her views on everything from women’s economic rights to education.
On Monday, she asked her followers to use the hastag #AskHillary to ask her questions while she has a one-hour chat with Twitter’s VP of Global Media Katie Jacobs Stanton.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 21, 2014
The stopover at Twitter’s headquarters was part of Clinton’s “Hard Choices” book tour, which some are citing as Clinton’s trial run for a 2016 presidential campaign.
The chat itself began with Twitter CEO Dick Costolo welcoming Clinton, and congratulating her on her one-year anniversary on Twitter. Clinton was then introduced to “Girls Who Code”, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering girls in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) field, and the many members who were in attendance. This kicked off Clinton’s discussion of women’s rights, her book, and other issues brought up by the Twitter community.
The recording of the live-streamed chat is available for viewing on YouTube.