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The stage is now set for the presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.  (Photo: Twitter/@HillaryClinton)

Watch: Clinton and Trump Face Off in First 2016 Presidential Debate

Bloomberg TV will conduct on-screen fact checks of statements made by both Trump and Clinton during the debate.

Common Dreams staff

The first 2016 presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump takes place Monday night beginning at 9pm ET.

The event is being held at Hofstra University and will be moderated by Lester Holt of NBC News. The themes, announced last week by the Commission on Presidential Debates, are "America's Direction," "Achieving Prosperity," and "Securing America."

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Others will be tweeting under the hashtags #debatenight and #debates2016.

Websites and platforms also live-streaming the debate include: ABC News, BuzzFeed News, CBS News, CNN, C-SPAN, The Daily Caller, Facebook, Fox News, Hulu, Huffington Post, NBC, PBS, Politico, Telemundo, The Wall Street Journal, Twitter, Univision, Yahoo, and YouTube.

According to Politico, Bloomberg TV will conduct on-screen fact checks of statements made by both Trump and Clinton during the debate.

Watch Bloomberg below:


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