Earlier this week, we learned that Facebook really likes Washington, D.C. Now Facebook is teaming up with fellow online giants Google, Amazon, and eBay to form The Internet Association, which claims that it will lobby to “advance public policy solutions that strengthen and protect an open, innovative, and free Internet.”
Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives are launching their 2012 social media competition today. The annual New Media Challenge, now in its third year, is designed to help Republican members of the House improve their reach to constituents using Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, and also highlight the most creative use of these social media platforms.
Facebook has some new hired help to handle lobbying on issues related to privacy.
Six U.S. senators, 20 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and two congressional committees unveiled timelines on their Facebook pages today, clearly voting in the affirmative for the new feature.
Facebook developers, Congressional staff and members of Congress, transparency experts and digital innovators, will be welcomed to Capitol Hill today as Congressional leaders host the first Congressional Facebook Developer Hackathon.
Social media managers and senior staff on Capitol Hill prefer Facebook for communicating with constituents and sharing their members’ views.