Twitter Sets Up Shop for Vice Presidential Debate

The event will be livestreamed on the social network, and users can request push alerts

Users can request a push alert prior to the event’s 9 p.m. ET start Twitter
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Twitter shared its plans for the vice presidential debate Wednesday night, during which incumbent Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) will go head-to-head.

The debate will be livestreamed on Twitter, free-of-charge, available at the top of many users’ timelines or through the social network’s 2020 U.S. Election Hub.

Users can request a push alert prior to the event’s 9 p.m. ET start via this tweet.

And mirroring its efforts during the first presidential candidates’ debate last month between incumbent Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger and former Vice President Joe Biden, Twitter is taking the following steps to monitor and protect conversation:

  • Violations of the Twitter Rules, including the new civic integrity policy, will result in human and automated review of content, including hashtags and accounts.
  • Twitter continues to work closely with outside organizations, including: federal, state and local election officials; campaigns; the Commission on Presidential Debates; and other trusted partners.
  • The social network will monitor Trending Topics in order to add informative context for voters.
  • Twitter Moments that accurately summarize news around the debate will be added to the 2020 U.S Election Hub.
  • Accurate voter registration resources will be automatically generated when people search for them.

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
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