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November 8, 2016

US elections 2016- the biggest online only news streams including Google news, Facebook, Buzzfeed and Yahoo

List of six online news sites where you can keep up to date with all the latest ahead of the elections & while it goes on.

By Hannah Williams

The 2016 US elections has been fought in cyberspace as much as on the stump.

As everyone keeps their eyes peeled for the awaited US Election results, many will not only tune in on TV but also online, via news publications and live video streams.

Now that the campaigning has finished, attention turns to the results. CBR offers guides to the key twitter accounts and blog, the biggest online only news streams, the mainstream media online presence and social accounts and the best analytics and data sites.



What: Live streams, articles, results, poll locations

Google has been noticeably active in helping users search information regarding the democratic process for several month, helping voters register, and find out how to vote and also who is on their ballot.

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In a recent blog, the online search tool announced that it plans to stream suggestions of where to vote and also the election results.

When the polls close, US election results will appear integrated into Google searches in over 30 languages around the world.

GoogleThis will include detailed updates of Presidential, Senatorial and other races, with state-level referendum and ballot propositions.

The times will vary depending on each state location, but real-time statistics will be shown between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Googles live video division, YouTube will also be streaming the live election results from more news organisations, which will begin at 7pm.





What: Live video streams, election posts, results, articles

Facebook, the online social media site, partnered with 50 broadcast stations, print and also online publications ahead of today’s Election Day in planning towards an ‘Election Day live video blitz.’

This will mark the first election streamed on Facebook’s live video service.

facebook-streamFrom the various publications which will be streamed live on Facebook, ABC News are to offer live streams from anchors and correspondents at key polling stations around the country.

New York Times’ coverage will report live video coverage from correspondents at polling stations, college campuses, election viewing parties and more.

International viewers will have the opportunity to view worldwide reaction to results via Facebook Live.

Here is how Facebook got users prepared for voting ahead of Election Day.



What: Articles, Video stream, Photos, Result figures

Yahoo, who have continuously provided up-to-date information leading up to the long awaited Election Day, will continue follow this process.

The search and news tool is to provide live breaking news stories, as well as videos and photos to provide in-depth coverage for users.

YahooAlready, provided results from a presidential, senate, house and governor ratings poll, which allows people to list their reactions following the results.

Users will also be able to view live video news of election polling, along with links to online publications.



What: Live stream, Articles

Following its recent partnership with Twitter, Buzzfeed will be streaming live on the social media site starting from 6pm Eastern time for people to get a consistent stream of results and analysis on Election votes.


Buzzfeed employees work at the company’s headquarters in New York January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

There is also opportunity for users to view live reaction from people’s tweets following results.

Already, the news feed has released several polls regarding the two presidential candidates which followed with highlights and updates from the past few months.


What: Virtual Reality live streams, articles, polls

NBC, who recently teamed up with Altspace VR, will provide live streams of the US debate in virtual reality- now that’s an experience.

AltSpace VR can be viewed on apps for Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive as well as through desktop viewers for PC users.

NBCAlready, NBC has streamed other election coverage ahead of today’s elections and is now set up ready for a VR live stream of the debate.

Its NBCNews YouTube channel will also provide the latest election interviews, headlines and reactions following the election results.


Huffington Post

What: Live video stream, Articles, Online updates

Huffington Post, which has already been consistent in keeping people up-to-date with the US election updates ahead of Election Day, will be streaming the debates live in action.

Huffington PostThis will be done through live video streams as well relative articles to go with them.

The online news feed has already provided forecast of possible vote counts, with state predictions included.

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