YouTube launches ‘Politics’ to track the US election campaign through video

YouTube launches ‘Politics’ to track the US election campaign through video

The 57th US presidential election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. And as with all presidential elections, there’s sure to be a lot of talking points en route to the finale, which is why it seems YouTube is launching a new dedicated Politics site in the build up to election time.

In a new blog post announcing the site, Ramya Raghavan, the YouTube News and Politics Manager, says:

“From the infamous “Macaca” moment of 2006 to the recent Fox News/Google Debate, YouTube is a place where you can keep track of the latest political stories and connect with the candidates. As the 2012 election heats up on YouTube, we want to make it even easier for you to keep your finger on the political pulse, at The new YouTube Politics site will feature the latest campaign ads, parodies, gotchas, and speeches, offering you a 360-view of the election”.

The new channel will let the public see each candidate’s YouTube stats, including video views, subscribers and shares, letting the popularity contests really kick-off.

You can visit the site for yourself: Meanwhile, YouTube has compiled this video of some defining moments from US politics in recent years…and from not-so-recent years.

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