Something seems to be going on with Facebook and the elections because this is too much of a coincidence.
Facebook is actually paying people to get rid of their Facebook accounts. But I bet you'll never guess how what the end of this period is. Oh wait, you probably do know...after the election.
Apparently, this is part of a research effort to understand the way social media can be used to influence elections.
Facebook received a lot of criticism—mostly from the Left—for doing nothing to reign in misinformation campaigns supposedly used to influence the 2016 presidential election. Since then, Facebook has upped its efforts to police fake accounts and misinformation. Along the way, they’ve also been accused of suppressing conservative viewpoints (and some of their employees have been recorded bragging about just that).
In a blog post, announcing the research effort, Facebook wrote,
“To continue to amplify all that is good for democracy on social media, and mitigate against that which is not, we need more objective, dispassionate, empirically grounded research. We need to better understand whether social media makes us more polarized as a society, or if it largely reflects the divisions that already exist; if it helps people to become better informed about politics, or less; or if it affects people’s attitudes towards government and democracy, including whether and how they vote.
“That’s why today we are announcing a new research partnership to better understand the impact of Facebook and Instagram on key political attitudes and behaviors during the US 2020 elections, building on the initiative we launched in 2018. It will examine the impact of how people interact with our products, including content shared in News Feed and across Instagram, and the role of features like content ranking systems.”
Interestingly, one arm of the effort apparently involves paying some users to temporarily deactivate their accounts. As Fox Business reports, “Facebook is paying some users to deactivate their accounts up to six weeks before the 2020 presidential election, according to screenshots from Washington Post reporter Elizabeth Dwoskin.” The screenshots can be seen in Dwoskin’s tweet below.
So Facebook is now going to pay people to deactivate their IG and FB accounts before Election Day. It’s part of the research experiment announced Monday but WOW. This notice went out this week. pic.twitter.com/tV7DAw8F5I
— Elizabeth Dwoskin (@lizzadwoskin) September 3, 2020
I'd like to know if Facebook is targeting and specific groups and trying to influence the election.
'A Serious Situation': Dick Morris Predicts Chief Justice John Roberts Will Decide 2020 Election
There is an endless number of factors that are playing a big role leading up to the 2020 election. According to Dick Morris, no bigger factors than Chief Justice John Roberts.
Former Clinton campaign adviser Dick Morris predicted during a Sunday interview that the 2020 presidential election is going to drag out because of mail-in voting and end up being decided by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.
WATCH: BLM Organizers Use White Protesters as Human Shields
You can't make this stuff up. This literally sounds like a South Park episode. BLM Organizers use their white protesters as a human shield against the police.
Black Lives Matter activists marching in Rochester, N.Y., over the death of Daniel Prude are using race-based marching formations with white protesters forming a wall around black protesters.
Watch: BLM Riot Turns Into MAGA YMCA Dance Party
On AUG 22, 2020, a violent Black Lives Matter mob took over the Trump Unity Bridge in Beverly Hills. However, they were met by a Trump Unity Bridge DANCE OFF by Trump supporters. Led by Ricky Rebel, they sang a unifying MAGA theme song to the tune of YMCA.
Partial lyrics as follows:
Chris Stapleton Sells Out: 'I Support Black Lives Matter' - America 'A Myth'
What a wuss. Country star Chris Stapleton sold out and endorsed Black Lives Matter. He also called America a "myth."
While on “CBS This Morning” the five-time Grammy Award winner said, “You know, I thought we were living in a different country. And that’s 100% real. I feel like the country that I thought that we were living in was a myth.”
BREAKING: Liberals Planning A Coup After President Trump Wins Election
I'll be completely honest. I do not have a single doubt in mind about the way the election is going to turn out.
President Trump is going to win re-election. I believe that this is absolutely certain.
President Trump Trying New Tactic in Preparing for Presidential Debates
President Trump and his campaign are taking a course that he didn't take last time in preparing for the upcoming debate against Joe Biden, that is to say, he's actually studying this time.
Last time, he didn't prepare for most of the debates. Isn't that crazy? As well as he did in the debates, he didn't even prepare in advance, he was just able to do what he did based on what he knew.