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YouTube Stars Discuss Hillary Clinton, Need for "Respectful" Political Dialogue on Social Media

6/30/2016 | by Natalie Stone | Source: Hollywood Reporter | Photo: Mike Windle/Getty Images for Beautycon

"Following BeautyCon's town hall with Hillary Clinton in Hollywood on Tuesday, social media stars Dulce Ruiz (YouTube name "Dulce Candy") and Raymond Braun — who moderated and emceed the event — elaborated on the importance of the millennial vote and why social media is necessary to the election.

Hillary Clinton met with 100 notable digital media content creators at a town hall on Tuesday to address an array of hot topics, including the current election and the influence of social media on politics. Held at Neuehouse in Hollywood, the BeautyCon-hosted and -curated event welcomed YouTube stars Dulce Ruiz (YouTube name "Dulce Candy") and Raymond Braun to moderate and emcee the conversation with Clinton. The pair spoke with The Hollywood Reporter following the event about the power and importance of the social sphere to the political arena.

Braun, who formerly led LGBT marketing and partnerships for YouTube that landed him a spot on Forbes "30 Under 30," told THR of the event, "It was important for creators to attend because I believe that with an audience comes a responsibility. It's so important for us to be talking about political issues, talking about the election and why it is important, and encouraging every young person to get involved in the election cycle and to vote."

"I know that politics can sometimes feel intimidating or overwhelming, or you might be afraid to express something on social media because it could be controversial or people could critique what you said," Braun added. "But at its core, politics is really about sharing ideas about how to improve people's lives and how to improve the country." -- Natalie Stone, Hollywood Reporter

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