Britain’s first ‘X-Factor’ election

First-ever televised leaders’ debates fight with social media in battle for voters’ attention.

Millions of voters in the UK have been watching the country’s first-ever televised leaders’ debates ahead of this week’s general election.

The debates have given a boost to the so-called old media of television as it battles with the rise of new media such as twitter to gain voters’ attention.

Hamish Macdonald reports from London.

Source : Al Jazeera

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