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Everyone Who Watched The Facebook Debate Just Complained About The NBN

Every day I'm buffering.

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The final debate of the election campaign took place on Friday evening, and because we're all about ~innovation and agility~, it went down on Facebook.

Which is all very well and good...

Malcolm Turnbull buffering is almost like a beautiful Monet #AusVotes #leadersdebate Via @DavidSharaz

As long as you've got a fast enough internet connection.

Australians are being excluded from watching the #leadersdebate due to their poor internet connections #IwantmyNBN #auspol #ausvotes

Because heaps of people who tuned in to watch...

Couldn't actually see what was going on.

Watching the #LeadersDebate on Turnbull's #NBN PM's been stuck in this position for the last FOUR minutes #Auspol

Like these guys...

Who else is surprised by this? #ausvotes #leadersdebate

I'm sure @TurnbullMalcolm and @billshortenmp are making good points, I just can't hear them because of my buffering #NBN #leadersdebate

And this lady.

Hey Mal any chance of talking about the #NBN? #leadersdebate #ausvotes

Even our feed dropped out.

Eleven minutes into the #leadersdebate and the feed in our Sydney CBD office has dropped #ausvotes

And the Canberra press gallery had trouble.

Buffering issues in the media room, calls to "watch it on your phones" #leadersdebate #ausvotes

At least there were some jokes.

ELECBUFFERINGTION 2016 #leadersdebate

My question is to Facebook. Why did you look at #QandA and go "we can make this more shit"? #AusVotes #LeadersDebate

My Facebook account is pushing a gay social night in Sydney rather than the #leadersdebate so at least it has my back. #ausvotes

Even Facebook couldn't catch up.

Facebook's rending topics right now #leadersdebate

And all the tweets were about the NBN.

#nbn is the most Tweeted term at the moment around the @newscomauHQ #leadersdebate. #ausvotes

Oh still buffering yet debate is over. #NBN is a fail. #leadersdebate

Haha mate, you've done it again! Sharp, quick wit! Country folk are still buffering so the #leadersdebate continues https://t.co/orl8hQq9wQ

So if there's one thing to take away from the debate...

Can't watch the #leadersdebate #buffering

It's please...

Hey Mal any chance of talking about the #NBN? #leadersdebate #ausvotes

Fix our fucking internet.

Excessive buffering, 13,000 viewers and falling on FB. This "clever" idea not so clever frankly #leadersdebate

And if you're wondering, it seems like Bill Shorten took out the night.

Rob Stott is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney.

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