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Facebook To Pay Some Users to Log Off Before 2020 Election

Wibbitz - Technology
Facebook To Pay Some Users to Log Off, Before 2020 Election. The social media giant will pay some users up to $120 to log off of their accounts in the weeks leading up to the election. The initiative is part of an study conducted by independent researchers on the effects of social media upon elections. Some potential participants will see a notice in Facebook or Instagram inviting them to take part in the study, Facebook Statement, via 'New York Post'. Anyone who chooses to opt-in – whether it’s completing surveys or deactivating FB or IG for a period of time – will be compensated, Liz Bourgeois, Facebook Spokesperson, via 'New York Post'. Study samples will be designed to ensure that participants mirror the diversity of the US adult population, as well as users of Facebook and Instagram, Facebook Statement, via 'New York Post'. 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, Facebook Statement, via 'New York Post'. The results of the study will reportedly be released to the public sometime in 2021