MSNBC title Facebook data shows the power of Facebook in politics article Facebook data showed how Facebook can influence public policy, according to a study published by the nonprofit Institute for Public Accuracy.
The report examined how Facebook uses its platform to inform public debate, analyze political messaging, and target advertisements.
Facebook ads, which are not subject to data collection, were used to target voters in an attempt to sway the outcome of an election.
The study found that Facebook advertisements can significantly impact the way people think about elections and how they vote.
“We found that political messaging on Facebook had a much greater impact than the message in print or on other social media platforms,” said Robert Erikson, director of the Institute for Media and Democracy at the University of Minnesota.
“People who were exposed to political messaging more often expressed negative attitudes toward candidates, which is a consistent finding of research,” Eriksons research was published in the journal Political Communication.
Erikson’s findings, which were based on data collected by Facebook in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, showed that voters on Facebook are more likely to agree with statements about political candidates than with those that are negative.
Facebook data also showed that people who were more likely than those who were less likely to have been exposed to the political messages were more skeptical of the results of an elections.
The results also showed how political messages can be used to influence public opinion in a political context.
People on Facebook were more willing to support a candidate who was running for reelection, regardless of the candidate’s gender or age.
Those who were least likely to support the candidate and less likely than others to support him were more concerned with whether the candidate was qualified to be president.
Those who were most likely to vote for the candidate also had higher levels of support for his reelection than those less likely.
The researchers also found that people with higher levels and support for a candidate were more prone to supporting him.
The authors concluded that this study shows that political discourse can influence people’s beliefs and opinions, which can have a negative impact on public policy.