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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.


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