As section of National Voter Registration, Twitter is rolling out new tools for connecting US users with voter registration resources. The platform says that is “its biggest push ever” to encourage visitors to register.
Today, everyone with a Twitter account in america will dsicover a timeline prompt encouraging them to join up to vote or confirm their registration with TurboVote. A push alert (obtainable in over 40 languages) will direct app users to additional voter registration information, and users will dsicover #NationalVoterRegistrationDay and #VoteReady.
Twitter says that is section of its ongoing push to encourage voter registration. It recently introduced a fresh “US elections” tab and an election misinformation policy. It hid a tweet by President Trump for potentially discouraging voters also. Twitter says users can get to see more voting-related policies and tools because the election gets closer.
Facebook and Snapchat are running national voter registration efforts also. In 2016, Facebook’s reminders resulted in a spike in US voter registration, suggesting these social media-based efforts could be effective actually.