Although Twitter was excluded from recently held Trump tech summit, yet it will still Livestream US President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday 20th January, 2017 in Washington DC
“Twitter and PBS @NewsHour Partner to Live Stream Coverage of Inauguration Day 2017 #golive,” @TwitterComms tweeted last week Thursday. According to a report in CNET, the 6-hour coverage would be anchored by Judy Woodruff and feature several correspondents and analysts commenting on the swearing-in of Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence on the steps of the US Capitol. The Livestream will cover the speeches, Trump’s official arrival at the White House, and the parade.
The Livestream will be hosted on inauguration.twitter.com, and @NewsHour.
Streaming public broadcasting’s thoughtful coverage on Twitter will allow more Americans to experience the inauguration and join in discussions around it
Producer, NewsHour, was quoted as saying by the report. She called the transition of power to a new president a ‘powerful moment’ in America’s democratic process.
Previously, Twitter has live streamed the Republican and Democratic conventions, as part of its plan to provide live coverage of major US political events.
During the Trump tech summit, the US president-elect had invited executives of a number of technology giants, such as Amazon, Apple, Google, HP, Uber, Airbnb etc.. but omitted Twitter.
The Trump transition team had passed over the microblogging website because it was “too small.” However, a Reuters report says the decision to exclude Twitter Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey was motivated by the president-elect’s ire at the company, which rejected an advertising deal with his campaign in October. Trump frequently uses Twitter to air his thoughts.
Source: Gadgets 360