Facebook's Town Hall makes it easier to 'follow' electeds

Facebook's 'Town Hall' is probably the best thing the social network has ever done

Facebook's 'Town Hall' is probably the best thing the social network has ever done

Facebook has added a tool that facilitates easy communication between users and the elected officials who represent them - a move that comes less than six months after the election of President Donald Trump sparked an increase in activism, protests and civic engagement. If you like or comment on a post made by an elected official, a new feature in the comments section will provide a quick way to call, message, or email the rep. It's not clear why you can't share that initiative with everyone, but TechCrunch believes it's likely to avoid implying that Facebook is advocating for specific political actions.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said civic-minded features like Town Hall are becoming a bigger focus at his company.

The Town Hall feature Facebook began rolling out earlier this month is now available to all U.S. users, via mobile and desktop.

The addition of the Town Hall feature as a very useful tool to involve users in the political process is a step toward the lofty but benevolent goal. In a post on Monday, March 27, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced and elaborated upon the Town Hall feature.

Upon receiving the relevant data, the social media site will then present the users with a list of options on the politicians that they have. Facebook is now also offering reminders to vote in local United States elections, whether they are at the state, municipal, or county level.

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"What everyone has learned over the past seven days is how hard it is to find the contact information for elected officials", Black Lives Matter activist Deray McKesson told Vanity Fair.

You can select to follow each of them or pick which ones you want to follow individually.

Government Town Hall meetings are some of the most important aspects to Democracy that often come with some frustrating blunders that inconvenience people.

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