YouTube Looking to Be More Political; Lobby to Host Leaders’ Debate Online

Another day, another powerplay in the YouTube-TV showdown. YouTube, The Guardian, and The Telegraph have teamed up to launch a bid to host the UK’s 2015 Leaders’ Debate on the internet. The new alliance has already sent proposals to main party leaders and are using the hashtag #onlinedebate to make their campaign viral.

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The main objective of an online debate would be to engage the UK’s 55 million internet users and allow a younger audience to use social media to participate in their political system. The online door would be wide open for viewers to communicate through likes, tweets and posed questions to the politicians.

By hosting the most important political debate in the UK, online outlets (like YouTube) hope they will be in the driver’s seat of the media bandwagon, leaving television as a political outlet in their dust.

Are you team YouTube of team TV?

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