Facebook Encourages Political Engagement With New Town Hall Tool – MediaFile
Facebook Encourages Political Engagement with New Town Hall Tool – MediaFile
This past presidential election catalyzed civic engagement like never before. U.S. lawmakers and their communications teams have reported receiving more than 1.5 million calls per day on their most busy weeks as constituents voice their concerns over Trump’s cabinet nominees and new legislation.
According to The New York Times, “a phone call from a constituent can, indeed, hold more weight than an email, and far outweighs a Facebook post or a tweet.” However, Facebook’s new tool, Town Hall, may help bypass the ‘dreaded’ phone call, while being more effective than a simple social media post.
Town Hall went …