US: MySpace to host online town halls17 May, 2007
|By Allison Orr|
In a further example of the growing role the Internet is expected to play in the campaign for the US presidency, MySpace have announced they plan to host hour-long online town hall meetings with candidates. The sessions will have a “real life” presence, with candidates taking part at college campuses, answering questions from attendees and MySpace members online, who will be able to watch and participate via a webcast.
"Our users will have the chance to get direct answers to the questions they want to ask unfiltered," MySpace Chief Executive Chris DeWolfe said in a statement.
The MySpace town halls are evidence of “a new day in politics”, said Carol Darr, director of the Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet.