Facebook said Thursday that it is working to help Americans vote by mail, including by notifying users about how to request ballots and whether the date of their state’s election has changed.
The [vote-by-mail] notification connects Facebook users to information about how to request a ballot. It is targeted to voters in states where no excuse is needed to vote by mail or where fears of the coronavirus are accepted as a universal excuse.
“In this constantly evolving environment, we remain focused on working with election authorities to provide people with authoritative, geographically targeted voting information,” Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s head of security policy, told the House Intelligence Committee at a hearing on election security and online disinformation.
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