DENVER - When Facebook heard the University of Denver was turning the first presidential debate into a community event, the social network decided to attend.
The sold-out DebateFest community event on the DU campus begins at 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Throughout the day, Facebook will be streaming interviews and asking the guests questions posted by their users. They will also be hosting panels about the political role of social media platforms.
Many of the expected guests are Colorado politicians, including Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Gov. John Hickenlooper, Republican Congressman Cory Gardner and Democratic Senator Michael Bennet.
"The fantastic thing about being able to broadcast through Facebook is that you can take questions in real time from the audience, and it's a global audience," said Facebook's Andrew Noyes.