Facebook releases ‘Town Hall’ feature to connect you to your local officials

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Like it or not, Facebook has an impact on politics. The social network has participated in President Donald Trump’s successful referendum, as much as CEO Mark Zuckerberg tried to minimized the condemn on the rise of imitation news.

More recently, Zuckerberg started to acknowledge Facebook’s role in politics, and on Monday the social network introduced its most impactful facet yet.

Facebook officially released a tool Monday that gives its customers all desktop and mobile customers in the U.S. easily contact their local officials. It’s announced “Town Hall, ” reminiscent of what Facebook likes to see itself as, especially in government discussion.

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1. Find the “Town Hall” invoice in your Providing pages on the Facebook app or go to facebook.com/ townhall.

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2. Enter your address. This will let you look which representatives are in your district.

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3. Read the directory of representatives. You can choose to follow their Facebook Pages to see updates in your News Feed. You can also press contact.

4. Facebook lets you call, word, email and go to the Facebook Page of each representative rolled. Letters are communicate through Facebook Messenger.

The update means you’ll now be just clicks away from expressing your expressed concerns about what disturbs you about the Trump administration( like its attempt to quash the EPA, healthcare plan and net neutrality ).

It’s a good move by Facebook and follows with Zuckerberg’s plan to increase civil action. Surely, Zuckerberg has dedicated his 2017 to traveling to every regime in America, rather than prioritize junkets overseas.

The boast is integrated into the Facebook News Feed. If you are interested in like or comment on a upright by one of your local representatives, you’ll learn a acces to contact your congresswoman after the post.

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Facebook too announced Monday it will propel local election reminders for the first time ever to get out the vote.

It’s far from Facebook’s first move into helping with government advocacy. Facebook released specific features in October 2016 to show what’s on users’ ballots and where their candidates stand.

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