GOP candidates to face user-submitted questions during FOX News debate in Orlando

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Google has launched a comprehensive site allowing users to post and vote for questions ahead of the next GOP primary debate.

The upcoming debate, co-presented by Google and FOX News, will take place in Orlando on Sept. 22. Google’s site, FOXNews/Google Debate, is collecting text and video questions from users to be asked during the debate. Users can also weigh in on which ones they find most relevant.

Zachary Sniderman writes that, while the format certainly allows for a lot of softball questions, there are also challenging topics like “What is your position on US/Israel relations? And in particular, whether you will or will not pursue a “two-state solution”?” submitted by Adam Hopkins from Farmington, Mass.

Google will ask the candidates the top-voted questions during the debate along with maps, facts and information to help enrich the social discussion.

Regardless of which side of the aisle you’re on, more (accurate) information and public voice are always good things. What do you think of Google’s debate site crowdsourcing important discussion topics? Let us know in the comments

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