Facebook is launching a petitions feature

Facebook is launching a petitions feature

Facebook is launching a tool that lets users post and sign online petitions right in their news feeds. It will start rolling ’Community Actions’ out to its US users on Monday. Users have the option to click ’support,’ or they can also share related personal testimonies and videos if they want. The move is part of a larger effort to build ’informed and civically engaged communities’.

KCooper
KCooper
Emperor Tito
Emperor Tito 1 year

Now you can protest and accomplish nothing from the comfort of your own bed!

Stephen
Stephen 1 year

Facebook trying to get in on Change.org's action... Sure, Zuck, keep trying to be relevant while your platform dies a death by inches.

ReWired Ramen
ReWired Ramen 1 year

Oh yeah, an easier way for outrage mobs to form on a platform that crystallized authoritarian views--what could possibly go wrong?

Jus Saying
Jus Saying 1 year

Well this is going to be abused, and the fact Facebook decides what's acceptable... cause we all trust Facebook don't we.

pir8prod
pir8prod 1 year

Slacktivism.

Christopher Harbutt
Christopher Harbutt 1 year

Are your opinions shallow and completely free of critical thought? Want to do the bare minimum to to clear your conscience and show your friends and family how virtuous you are? Now you can show everyone your slacktivism from the comfort of your own home! Just push a “button” and rest assured you are on the “right side of history.” - Actual promotional material* *not actually the promotional material.

Nik Kirsch
Nik Kirsch 1 year

First petition: Ban Facebook

TruthDaemon
TruthDaemon 1 year

Next we will see these "petitions" in the "news" touted as an actual barometer of "legitimate" societal trends and view points.

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