Facebook Paying Users To Deactivate Accounts As Part Of Political Study


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Facebook is actually looking to pay you to shut down your account. Facebook users will be paid up to $120 to shut down their accounts as part of an experiment on how the platform affects elections. They are recruiting users willing to give up Facebook and Instagram for one or six weeks in late September for a study of how the apps influence political behavior and attitudes. Those who participate will be able to take a survey after the Nov. 3 election. They expect 200,000 to 400,000 adults will participate in the study. The findings won’t be published until at least the middle of next year.