BBG Watch Commentary
At 5:27 PM ET BBC News was LIVE on Facebook showing 17,000 live views and 1,300 comments, the Voice of America’s VOA English News was not live on Facebook at this time. There is also no LIVE online coverage on the Voice of America VOA News English website at this time. The Voice of America is overseen by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), which then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton described in 2013 as “practically defunct.”
At 5:30 PM ET, a VOA News Facebook post showing: “INSTAGRAM VOANews: Drone video of polling station in Damascus, Maryland” has 2 comments, 4 shares, and 1,600 NON-LIVE views. There is still no new VOA News Live Facebook transmission on U.S. election, while RT is there currently with 1,500 LIVE views.
At 5:30 PM ET, Russia’s RT was on LIVE on Facebook with U.S. election coverage with 1,500 LIVE views, 2,100 Facebook “Likes” and 839 “Shares.”