Facebook launches hub to help users with US poll information

Resource will help Facebook and Instagram users retrieve accurate voting information

The information  centre will hold elected officials to account, according to the social media company. Photograph: iStock

The information centre will hold elected officials to account, according to the social media company. Photograph: iStock

 

Facebook on Thursday launched a voting information centre for the 2020 US elections to help voters easily navigate the poll process.

The hub will connect Facebook and Instagram users to accurate and easy-to-find information about voting wherever they live and help them hold their elected officials accountable, said the social media company.

Facebook said it was also speaking with election officials about misinformation surrounding election results as an emerging threat.

The company is also offering free advertising credits to US state election authorities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to help them recruit poll workers. – Reuters

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