If you recently saw a new popup message when you opened Facebook, don’t worry: it’s not a joke. To make it up to you, eh, leave them Russians are common Before the last presidential election this weekend, Facebook started an election campaigner on its platform.
The measure is part of the social network’s voting information campaign run by CEO Mark Zuckerberg says want to help Four million people register and vote. Finding enough poll workers for the November election has become a major issue in recent months as older voters over 60 have gathered Almost 60% of the volunteers in the 2018 general election scrap metal plans to volunteer because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
In one Facebook post Zuckerberg announced the recruitment campaign, saying that the pandemic would mean this election would be different from any we’ve ever seen.
“Voting is vote, and in a democracy it is the ultimate way we hold our leaders accountable and make sure the country is going in the direction we want,” said Zuckerberg.
How exactly will Facebook’s election worker recruitment campaign work? According to Zuckerberg, Facebook will show users over 18 in the US a message in addition to their newsfeed asking them to become election workers. The message includes a link to the registration page for their state’s election workers. In addition, Facebook said it provided free loans to every state electoral authority to help them recruit election workers on social media.
The company also offers paid time off to its U.S. employees when they choose to take the surveys. It is not alone. Salesforce, Microsoft, Levi Straus, Uber, and Blue Apron also encourage their employees to volunteer. Some, like Facebook, give employees paid time off to take the surveys Wall Street Journal.
Officials in several major battlefield states said abc news this week that they are still close to thousands of workers. Fewer pollers could lead to fewer polling stations, which would lead to longer queues at the polling stations. Election officials estimate the U.S. will need 460,000 election workers this year because of the pandemic diary.
At first glance, this seems like a pretty innocuous and actually helpful initiative from Facebook. As you all know, on Facebook you have to take things with a grain of salt. This is the same company that labels President Donald Trump’s ridiculous posts instead of removing them Encourage people to choose twice what is a crime in 28 states.