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For the first time, viewers won't need a TV to watch the debates live, because YouTube is streaming all four debates, the three presidential ones and one between Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenTop Oversight and Foreign Affairs Dems ask Black Cube for answers on alleged Iran deal op Biden, Corker honored with Freedom House human rights awards What's wrong with the Democratic Party? Just look at California MORE and GOP vice presidential candidate Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanRepublicans are strongly positioned to win Congress in November Don't let them fool you — Republicans love regulation, too Senate harassment bill runs into opposition from House MORE.

In cooperation with Univision, the debates will also be live-streamed simultaneously in Spanish.

Facebook is also hosting live events featuring guests such as Sen. Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetSenate Dems to Mnuchin: Don't index capital gains to inflation GOP, Dem lawmakers come together for McCain documentary Overnight Health Care — Sponsored by PCMA — Trump official won't OK lifetime limits on Medicaid MORE (D-Colo.), Rep. Cory GardnerCory Scott GardnerSenate GOP urges Trump administration to work closely with Congress on NAFTA Trump makes Manchin top target for midterms Wyden: I object to Trump’s DHS cyber nomination over demands for Stingray information MORE (R-Colo.), Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock. Facebook users can ask questions in real time for events that start Wednesday afternoon.

Twitter plans to organize and analyze the conversation about the debate using the hashtags #debates and #Denverdebate. Twitter also plans to set up an Event page, much like those used to curate real-time tweets for both nominating conventions, organized around the #debates hashtag, which will carry forward through the month.

And for viewers looking for a visual take on the debates that will likely skew more light hearted than other mediums, Tumblr is working with The Guardian to host a Live-GIFing of the debate on their official Election blog. The evening is sure to prompt some moments worth their own animated recap.

"Our research indicates that most Americans now consume their hard news in the form of animated GIFs," Tumblr editor-in-chief Chris Mohney said in a statement. "And we take the potential of legitimate GIF journalism very seriously, as should anyone still working in the old-school blog-focused model of reporting."

The first debate takes place Oct. 3 at the University of Denver. The moderator is PBS's Jim Lehrer, and it will focus on domestic issues, particularly the economy.