Wednesday June 29, 2016

Facebook's Political Influence Under A Microscope

Hmmm, I wonder why Facebook is going through all this effort to show that it is neutral when it comes to politics? Everyone knows that Zuckerberg and crew would never try to influence elections. roll eyes (sarcastic)

As the U.S. presidential campaign heats up, Facebook Inc is going out of its way to show its neutrality - an increasingly urgent matter for the social network as evidence of its power continues to emerge. Recent studies have shown the site has extraordinary influence. According to research scheduled to be published in August in the Journal of Communication, when people tagged their friends on Facebook in voting reminders, turnout increased by 15 to 24 percent.