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eed a little stimulus money to get you through the pandemic and sick of political nonsense on social media? You’re in luck! Facebook is offering money to those who are willing to stop using Facebook and Instagram in the weeks before the November presidential election. “To assess the impact of social media on voting, the company will pay selected members up to $120 to deactivate their accounts beginning at the end of September” according to the New York Post.

The announcement came from yet another social media outlet, when Facebook spokesperson Liz Bourgeois tweeted last week, “anyone who chooses to opt-in whether it’s completing surveys or deactivating FB or IG for a period of time – will be compensated. This is fairly standard for this type of academic research.”

Facebook expects 200,000 to 400,000 people to take part in the research study. “Representative, scientific samples of people in the US will be selected and invited to participate in the study. Some potential participants will see a notice in Facebook or Instagram inviting them to take part in the study” said Facebook.

Samples of the population will “mirror the diversity of the US adult population, as well as users of Facebook and Instagram” claims the social media giant. Last week the company CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced he was banning all new political ads from the Facebook platform to help thwart “misinformation.”

The results of the study would be expected to be released sometime in 2021 and the goal is “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” proclaimed Facebook.

9 Comments

  1. Take the money, open a new account, start blasting Trump ads non-stop. 😉

  2. Is Zuckerberg to elections, what Gates is to vaccines?

    I have always said true geniuses always have some major social shortcoming because they just aren’t allowed to be that smart. It is usually a lack of common sense. If anyone is going to lay out the Dem’s election cheating scheme without seeming to realize it, it’s Mark Zuckerberg.

    Mr. “It doesn’t mean the election is illegitimate just because it may take days or weeks to count the ballots”. I don’t recall pulling a lever for candidate Zuckerberg at the polls, you?

    Where are the weak Republicans and what are they doing about this censorship? The UN News reports Facebook and Twitter are working with them through their “Verified” Initiative. Also called the “Pause Campaign”. They started with over 10,000 “digital first responders” worldwide and continue to add indoctrinated youth that fact check all COVID information and censors those who go against the WHO. It looks like their debut was our President and his mail in voting comment they censored, as mail in voting is a by-product of the virus.

    They will twist everything to make it part of the virus and if it doesn’t they are starting other “Verified” initiatives. Many of the radical’s bill proposals come straight from the UN as does much of their indoctrination training. I have been on Quora writing about the UN indoctrination for years. Specifically the disarmament part of their SDG’s.

  3. Desparate carrot dangling Do Nothing Committee (DNC) is behind this.

  4. The days of Farce books demise is fast approaching – soon there is going to be a mass exodus of users to more balanced sites like Parler. Bye Sucker-turd

  5. I don’t trust anything FB says or does.

  6. Great idea.

  7. Hmmmmm, what’s the catch?? Why would they pay that money when they are banning conservative accounts right and left!! I know because I have been banned for the past 30 days. Why? I really do not know. I don’t think FB has a sense of humor.

  8. The hope is that most takers will be Conservatives. That way, a boost in Liberal voices will be realized on the platform.

  9. I do believe the idea is that most conservatives are disgusted with Facebook already so will be happy to get some money to say FU. Meanwhile you can’t pay a liberal demonicrat enough to shut the F… up! Remember, Messenger is a part of Facebook and a lot of banned information is being spread this way faster than Facebook can shut it down. What’s $150? chump change. I wouldn’t sell my voice for anything! Zuckerberg is trying to buy out the opposition voices. Are people really so naive as to think this is about a benign study? Unfortunately for many yes, but thankfully the loudest conservative voices not so much.

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