ODD: Facebook Will Pay Users to Deactivate Their Accounts Before November Election in “Study”
Is Facebook trying to bribe conservatives to shut up in the months leading to the November election?
The social media monopoly is planning a “study” in which it will pay its own users to voluntarily deactivate their accounts around the end of September until after the November election. The study will apparently observe the effects of social media on voting patterns.
“Selected users” will be offered as much as $120 to deactivate their accounts. It’s totally unclear how the Silicon Valley tech giant is planning on “selecting” users for the deactivation scheme. Maybe they’re planning on selecting users with conservative views. Wouldn’t want any Trump supporters “interfering” with the election by expressing their views and political preferences under their first amendment rights.
“Anyone who chooses to opt-in – whether it’s completing surveys or deactivating FB or IG for a period of time – will be compensated,” tweeted Facebook spokesperson Liz Bourgeois on the project next week. “This is fairly standard for this type of academic research.”
It’s not fairly standard for a social media platform to pay its own users to stop using it. Isn’t the point of Facebook in the first place to share information and personal speech?
Facebook is expecting that 200,000 to 400,000 people will take part in the oddly timed “study.”
“Representative, scientific samples of people in the US will be selected and invited to participate in the study. Some potential participants will see a notice in Facebook or Instagram inviting them to take part in the study,” Facebook said. “Study samples will be designed to ensure that participants mirror the diversity of the US adult population, as well as users of Facebook and Instagram.”
This bizarre experiment is a massive red flag on the part of Facebook, and patriots should be on the lookout for corporate election interference on the part of liberal tech oligarchs.