Brian Stelter

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If President Trump comes out and prematurely claims victory on Election Night, what will television networks and social media websites do?

The scenario -- undemocratic and unthinkable in the past but a very real possibility with Trump seeking to stay in power -- is causing media and tech executives to debate potential responses.

For the major television networks, one question is paramount: Will they carry Trump live if he is giving a speech and making completely specious claims? The short answer is yes.

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