In a bid to get a glimpse of how social media is changing the world, one of the world’s biggest app-based messaging platforms Snapchat Live Stream has announced that it is making its first live stream of the US presidential election.
The livestream, which will begin on Tuesday and run until November 8, will be hosted by Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg.
The livestream is a way for Snapchat to provide a virtual window into the US election, and as the company’s business is increasingly moving away from traditional newsrooms, the livestream will also serve as a platform to connect with users across the country, where they will be able to vote on Election Day.
Snapchat Live streams have been a major boon for the company in the past, but this time around, the platform will not be using its own livestream technology.
Instead, the company will be relying on a partnership with the US Election Assistance Commission (EAC), a non-profit that tracks the election and monitors and distributes the votes in the US.
The EAC is responsible for monitoring the results of the elections and distributing them to state and local officials across the US, with the aim of preventing electoral fraud.
The EAC was set up in the aftermath of the 2008 US presidential race, when it was criticised for not doing enough to prevent fraud and the lack of an accurate count of votes.
The US election commission has since increased its focus on preventing voter intimidation, voter suppression and voting fraud.
This has seen the EAC become an early partner in the election, with Snapchat being a key player in the platform’s election monitoring.
This partnership with EAC, however, does not mean that the company has decided to take its live streaming live.
Instead the company plans to keep the livestream in-house and will use a small team to stream the event.
The reason for this is that the livestream is something of a milestone for Snapchats growth.
It is not the first time the company livestreamed its presidential election, but it is the first to do so with an outside entity.
While it has been a long time coming, the live stream is now a significant step forward for the platform, which has seen its userbase grow rapidly in recent years.
It also shows that the platform has the potential to grow beyond its niche audience.
In a statement, Snapchat said that its live stream will be free, and that it will also be in-depth, covering topics such as how the presidential election will be covered in the coming weeks, how the candidates will conduct their campaign, and other topics.
The company also said that it was working on a special section for voters who are undecided on who to vote for in the presidential race.