Capitol smackdown: YouTube launches Town Hall channel for debates

YouTube’s new channel, YouTube Town Hall, creates a type of online debate between members of Congress by presenting side-by-side videos of members discussing popular issues. Users can select a topic that interests them — such as energy, the economy, education or Afghanistan — and the Town Hall features two members of Congress explaining their views in videos made especially for the Town Hall channel, according to Mashable.

Viewers can submit questions, and every month members of Congress will post videos addressing the top-voted questions. Users can also click to support either member’s position on a topic, and the most supported videos will be highlighted on the site’s leader board.

About the Author

Connect with the FCW staff on Twitter @FCWnow.

Featured

  • Telecommunications
    Stock photo ID: 658810513 By asharkyu

    GSA extends EIS deadline to 2023

    Agencies are getting up to three more years on existing telecom contracts before having to shift to the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions vehicle.

  • Workforce
    Shutterstock image ID: 569172169 By Zenzen

    OMB looks to retrain feds to fill cyber needs

    The federal government is taking steps to fill high-demand, skills-gap positions in tech by retraining employees already working within agencies without a cyber or IT background.

  • Acquisition
    GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

    GSA to consolidate multiple award schedules

    The General Services Administration plans to consolidate dozens of its buying schedules across product areas including IT and services to reduce duplication.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.