Facebook Launches New Campaign To Encourage Voting
Daniyal Sohail 1 month ago Mon 21st September 2020 | 04:11 PM
Facebook is launching a new initiative this week to encourage Americans to vote in the upcoming presidential election, the latest effort by the social network to prove it is a responsible player on the internet
New York (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 21st Sep, 2020 ) :Facebook is launching a new initiative this week to encourage Americans to vote in the upcoming presidential election, the latest effort by the social network to prove it is a responsible player on the internet.
The tech titan will kick off Monday a massive campaign encouraging people to visit its virtual voting information centers where they can look up how to register to vote, how to vote by mail or how to volunteer to work at polling stations on Election Day.
The Silicon Valley giant is also planning to stream an hour-long program Tuesday called "Vote-A-Thon 2020." The special will feature celebrities and public figures and will urge people to register and vote.
"We have more work to do to reach our goal of helping more than 4 million people register this year, but we're pleased with the progress we're making to help people use their voices to vote," Facebook said in a statement.
With this latest push, Facebook is seeking to show that it is no longer a means of massive disinformation as it was ahead of major votes in 2016, notably the US presidential election and the Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom.
Both polls were plagued by disguised disinformation campaigns mainly orchestrated out of Russia.