USA Presidential Election - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 1:27 pm on 9th November 2020.

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Photo of Lord Roberts of Llandudno Lord Roberts of Llandudno Liberal Democrat 1:27 pm, 9th November 2020

My Lords, we have seen in the United States a change in campaigning technique, with social media becoming very important. President Trump has 88.9 million followers on Twitter. I ask that we in the UK become aware of how necessary it will be to keep an eye on this new campaigning and how important it will be to keep our present broadcasting system going strongly, because it was so effective. I know that it kept us up for many hours, but can we thank the broadcasters—the BBC especially—for all the work they have done and make sure that nothing prevents that sort of coverage in the future?