ABC News and Facebook have partnered around the presidential election, integrating the network’s news coverage with Facebook and new tools for discussing the campaign.
The ABC News/Facebook partnership includes:
- Debate Groups — an area of the US Politics application where Facebook users can take a stand and discuss their views on the campaign’s key issues. Facebook will join ABC News and WMUR-TV in hosting back-to-back Democratic and Republican Presidential candidate debates in New Hampshire in the run-up to that state’s primary. Both before and after the debates, users will be able to participate in Debate Groups, providing a companion to the televised debates.
- ABC News’ political news and video will be located on the Facebook US Politics application. Facebook users can add this application to their profile and support candidates, interact with ABC News content directly on Facebook and share the content with their friends, and view updated Facebook supporter counts and ABC News Poll results.
- ABC News reporters assigned to the candidates will file frequent dispatches from their posts on the trail to Facebook. The dispatches will be posted to their reporter profiles – which users can subscribe to.
- Facebook/ABC News Pulses. ABC News and Facebook will conduct frequent online polls to gauge users’ responses to the campaign’s hot-button issues.