Facebook to promote voting registration features for users in the US with the aim of registering 4 MILLION new voters
- The company will launch the links this week
- Qualified users will receive links to register and other voter information
- The links will take you to your state’s website or to a non-party organization
- Facebook says it plans to register 4 million new voters
Facebook will begin promoting voter registration links for all eligible US users.
According to the company, it will set links to the top of user feeds in the U.S. starting July 3 for all users of voting age.
An information box will also provide users with data on how to register and direct them to their state’s registration website or to a non-party organization if the user’s state has no resources available.
Facebook will include links at the top of news feeds so that eligible voters can easily register. The goal is to allocate 4 million users in total
‘On Friday, all Facebook users of voting age in the U.S. will receive information, highlighted at the top of their News Feed, on how to register to vote. This will be a step in the largest voter information campaign in U.S. history, ” said Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice president of global affairs and communications.
Facebook says its goal is to register 4 million new voters and said it is also opening up its voter suppression policies.
Last month, Facebook also launched a voting information center with information on how to order missing ballots, as well as announcements from local authorities.
It also announced that it would allow users to disable ‘all social issues, election or political announcements from candidates, Super PACs or other organizations that have the’ Paid for ‘disclaimer on them’.
The new features for voters arrive at a difficult time for Facebook, which has faced a negative reaction for the way it deals with hate speech and other toxic content.
More than 400 advertisers have already won their support in a boycott that has continued to spread names like North Face and Levi Strauss.
Facebook’s biggest advertisers, however, like Starbucks and Walmart, remained silent on the matter.