CBS News Partners With Twitter for Democratic Presidential Debate

Nov. 14 debate to include real-time data, live reactions and questions from voters

CBS News and Twitter will partner for the second Democratic presidential debate on Nov. 14, the companies announced on Monday.

Twitter will offer live reactions and questions from users that will be asked during the debate. CBS News’ streaming platform, CBSN, will weave Twitter data into its coverage.

The partnership continues a trend of TV news networks partnering with social media giants for debates: CNN and Facebook joined forces for the Oct. 13 Democratic debate as anchor Don Lemon delivered Facebook users’ questions to the candidates.

“As the 2016 presidential election cycle begins to heat up, we’ve seen more and more voters across the country join the live presidential debate conversation on Twitter, which is why we’re incredibly excited to be partnering with CBS News in Iowa,” Adam Sharp, Twitter’s head of news, government and elections said.

“Our people have worked with Twitter’s unique curator tools to measure changing responses to what viewers will see on the screen. Twitter integration will inform our coverage and integrate seamlessly with CBSN, our always-on digital network,” CBS News president David Rhodes said.

“Face the Nation” anchor John Dickerson will moderate the CBS News debate, which will be held at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.