Facebook adding petitions to the news feed

Facebook is yet making a change to the news feed. It was announced this week that the company would launch a feature that would allow users to post and sign petitions directly on the news feed.

The new feature dubbed “Community Actions” will start appearing on the platform for US-based users on Monday. According to TechCrunch, which first reported the news on Sunday, the new features has been tested for several weeks in a couple of markets. It will allow users to express support for a particular cause as well as sharing photos and videos of testimony.

It’s not yet well known how Facebook plans to manage the new feature. As seen in the last couple of years, the company has been highly criticized for its handling of hotly debated issues and particularly the issue of fake news.
“Community Action is another way for people to advocate for changes in their communities and partner with elected officials and government agencies on solutions,” a company spokesperson said.

We also don’t know if Facebook plans on expanding the new feature to markets around or when it plans to do so if it does.

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