Facebook Lets Users Endorse Presidential Candidates

MENLO PARK (CBS SF) – Just when you thought your Facebook feed couldn’t get any more political this election season, the social network is making it easier to make an endorsement in the presidential race.

With three weeks before Election Day, Facebook launched a feature where users can make an endorsement on their candidate’s official Facebook page and write up a post explaining their vote for president.

The feature is not just limited to the pages of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump, users can also endorse Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Dr. Jill Stein.

Like all other Facebook posts, users can select the audience who sees the endorsement. Users who select “public” could have their endorsement appear on the candidate’s page if they choose to feature it.

While it’s now easier to make an endorsement on Facebook, a recent study from Monmouth University may give some pause. Researchers found seven percent of voters have lost or ended a friendship as a result of the presidential election.


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