Facebook and Fox News announced Wednesday local time that the two companies will meet at a virtual “town hall” at 7 p.m. EST on Thursday to discuss the new virus pandemic,media Outlet The Verge reported. To enable people to participate virtually, Facebook is sending portal Plus devices to each audience so they can attend virtual “town hall” meetings and ask questions of speakers. Facebook told The Verge that about 30 people would enter the virtual “town hall” through Portal.
According to Facebook’s support page, eight people can usually make Portal calls, so Facebook is making a special case to get more people to participate in the event.
Virtual “town halls” are actually designed to entertain participants and are designed to allow participants to practice social isolation and respect commands and stay at home, which can help prevent the spread of COVID-19, a disease caused by a new coronavirus.
According to a press release from Fox News, the “City Hall” meeting will be hosted by Martha McCallum, host of Fox News’ “Story” program, and will invite “medical and business experts, including Dr. Deborah Burks, a member of the White House Coronary Virus Task Force, and Dr. Jerome Adams, a surgeon.” Facebook told The Verge that Mike Rowe will also appear at the town hall anniversary.
The one-hour “Town Hall” meeting will be held on Fox News’ Facebook page, Fox’s CoronavirusNOW.com newsroom, Fox’s Fox Coronavirus NOW channel on Samsung TV Plus, and all Fox TV’s websites. Live playback on Facebook pages and apps.