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Facebook will pay users $120 to deactivate their accounts

Facebook says they are doing an experiment to see how their platform affects elections. According to the New York Post, Facebook will pay users up to $120 to shut down their accounts for a few weeks.

Users have reported getting notifications from Facebook asking if they would accept cash in exchange for shutting down their Facebook accounts for $10, $15, or $20 a week in the final weeks of the election cycle. Screenshots of these notifications popped up on Twitter asking users if they would accept cash.

Facebook spokesperson Liz Bourgeois has confirmed that Facebook is performing this experiment. “This is fairly standard for this type of academic research,” she said on Twitter.

Facebook expects 200,000-400,000 adults to participate in the study.

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Ruben Jay
Ruben Jay
Ruben Jay is an American broadcaster, media blogger, and podcast host. Currently, Ruben is the President of MultiMediaMouth.com and the executive producer and host of the popular podcasts You’re My Best Friend and ON AIR with Ruben Jay, exclusively on MultiMediaMouth.com. Follow Ruben on Instagram, Twitter, and Tiktok @TheRubenJay.

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