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How to Watch the First 2016 Presidential Debate: Live Stream [VIDEO]

Tonight's verbal showdown begins at 9 PM EST.

Tonight’s presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump may not be fact-checked, but it will be livestreamed. Beginning at 9 PM EST and lasting 90 commercial-free minutes, the first of three verbal showdowns between the two nominees takes place at Hofstra University in New York. It will be shown across a variety of outlets, several of them free to view online.

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For pure ease of use, Facebook will be the easiest option for many. ABC News will be broadcasting the event sans advertisements via Facebook Live; their coverage will include pre- and post-debate commentary and appears to be the closest approximation of watching it live on TV. The New York Times, PBS and Univision are among the many other outlets that will also be streaming on Facebook.

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For the 140-character-inclined among ye, there’s also Twitter. The microblogging platform has partnered with Bloomberg to air the debate at Bloomberg will likewise be streaming on YouTube, as will NBC News, Fox News, the Washington Post and others.

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