Facebook earlier this morning announced that it will feature a live discussion between COO Sheryl Sandberg and a trio of House Republican “Young Guns” next week on Monday, starting at 3 PM PST / 6 PM EST.
The company will leverage its Facebook Live platform to host the discussion, which will be led by Sandberg and joined by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan.
According to the announcement, they will “talk about what they’re doing in Washington D.C. to help the U.S. economy rebound and how technology is changing the way government works”.
Facebook users are invited to ask questions on the wall of the event.
The initiative is part of Republicans’ efforts to more adequately compete online in the 2012 election contest.
The latest Facebook Live guest was Oprah Winfrey. Former guests from the field of politics have included U.S. President Barack Obama, former President George W. Bush, NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.