Australia's Next Political Debate Will Be on Facebook
They're making a play for more friends. Aussie Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull challenged his opponent, Bill Shorten, to debate him online - and Shorten's Labor Party says he'll be there. Turnbull snubbed Sky News, which hosted the first debate, in favor of the deal with Facebook Live and news.com.au, who will co-host the country's first online-only matchup next week, ahead of an expected July 2 election. Some hope this will spur Turnbull's government to address crawling rural Internet speeds that could keep many Australians from watching.