Facebook Unveils New Political Endorsement Feature

Official Facebook site for Donald Trump.
Donald Trump’s official Facebook site.

In spite of Wikileaks exposing Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s failed attempt at covert ops with Team Clinton, the social media giant has today introduced a feature in which individuals with Facebook accounts can publicly endorse various candidates for office. 

As reported by Breitbart.com;

Facebook has introduced a new feature that will allow users to publicly endorse their preferred candidate in the home stretch before next month’s presidential election.

The feature will primarily be used for users to express their support for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, but also extends to anyone whose page classifies them as a political candidate, whether they are running for the Senate or the local city council.

The endorsement will appear as a post in the user’s news feed, where they will be given the option to explain why they are endorsing that particular candidate.

Should they choose to endorse the candidate publicly rather than just among friends, the candidate could consequently share their posting to show supporters why they received the endorsement.

Facebook has been striving all year to play a greater role in politics. Last month it launcheda nationwide voter registration campaign. It was also revealed this week by WikiLeaks thatFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wished to meet with the Hillary Clinton campaign to “inform his understanding about effective political operations to advance public policy goals.”

The endorsement feature comes as part of a new range of features introduced by Facebook this week, including the option to order food, book appointments at local business, and share recommendations of local places to visit.

Furthermore, Facebook.com has given step-by-step instructions on selecting any particular candidate once should choose to endorse;

  1. Select the Endorsement tab on the political figure’s Facebook Page
  2. Select Endorse [blue button on right-hand side of page]
  3. Choose the audience you want to see your endorsement post
  4. Write something to go along with your post
  5. Select Post
Keep in mind that if you choose Public as the audience of your endorsement, it may also appear on the candidate’s Page if the candidate chooses to feature your endorsement.
For those interested in publicly making an endorsement for Donald Trump, click here. For those wanting to endorse Hillary Clinton, click here.