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Republicans to field questions from YouTube stars during debate

Vlogging goes bipartisan.


Rae Votta


Posted on Jan 26, 2016   Updated on May 27, 2021, 7:42 am CDT

The Republican presidential candidates will field questions from YouTubers on Thursday as part of their final debate leading up to the primaries.

YouTubers were involved with last week’s Democratic debate, and now a new trio of stars will get the chance to participate: beauty and DIY vloggers Nabela Noor and Dulce Candy, and tech vlogger Mark Watson. Watson is an Army veteran, Dulce immigrated to America from Mexico at six years old and also served in the armed forces, and Noor is a Muslim of Bangladeshi decent.

YouTube will also partner with Fox to spotlight key insights on Google Trends about what topics and candidates are sparking the most Web interaction during the debate. It will also use Google Search to allow viewers at home to get more information from candidates in real time, with text and photos published to those using the search engine.

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Screengrab via Nabela Noor/YouTube

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*First Published: Jan 26, 2016, 11:19 pm CST