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BBC partners with Twitter to live stream five general election specials


By Tony Connelly, Sports Marketing Reporter

May 28, 2017 | 2 min read

The BBC has partnered with Twitter to live stream five election specials as it looks to bring key moments around next month's general election to audiences on the platform.

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Theresa May's Question Time appearance will be live live streamed on Twitter

It marks the first time BBC has partnered with Twitter in this way and reflects the broadcaster's efforts to engage more with its audiences, as well as allowing the public more opportunities to have their questions answered by politicians.

The five specials will be the BBC Election Debate on 31 May; the two Question Time Leaders Specials on 2 and 4 June; the Newsbeat Youth Debate on 6 June; and finally the Election Night Results Special on 8 June.

The Twitter live streams will also offer a real-time curated timeline of tweets allowing followers to see immediate commentary from BBC political pundits.

Audiences can watch the debates on via and follow the conversations using the #bbcdebate #bbcqt and #bbcelection hashtags.

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