Facebook said on Monday that its app would help 4.4 million people sign up to vote in the 2020 US election. In June, Facebook set a goal of helping four million people sign up to vote in the upcoming elections through Facebook, Messenger and instagram. By contrast, Facebook expects itself to have helped two million people sign up to vote in 2016 and 2018. The sharp rise in the number of < / P > < p > shows that social media companies are increasingly influential in targeting potential voters. Earlier this year, Facebook introduced a voting information center, which aims to share voting related information resources, such as how to register and complete voting.
the novel coronavirus is spreading and more and more people choose to complete the voting by mail. The final election results may not be released within days or weeks after November 3rd, the information center explained. Facebook’s information center also fixed a message at the top of users’ feeds about election information, such as voting deadlines. < / P > < p > there has been evidence that accounts operated by Russian Internet research institutions tried to influence the 2016 US presidential election through false information and manipulation of public opinion. < / P > < p > in addition to Facebook, snapchat, which is popular among young users, also reported a surge in the number of users who completed voting registration through the platform in 2020. Snapchat says the company has helped more than a million people register this year, almost three times the number of voters it reported in the 2018 mid-term elections. Global Tech