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How Progressive Groups Used Facebook to Check 2014 Voting Behavior

From Tech President:

Facebook ran its "voter megaphone" initiative in the United States Tuesday, letting users indicate whether they are voting and see similar messages from their friends, as our Micah Sifry has been covering in detail.

But what about the possibility of actually being able to verify that your Facebook friends have voted?

That is the functionality made possible through a tool in use over the past week in Oregon, Washington and Colorado. Built by developer Josh Cohen, it lets users check whether their Facebook friends in those states participated in early voting based on ballot data and send them a Facebook message.

Read the rest at Tech President.

Posted on November 17, 2014 in
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