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India Facebook Users Can Declare, ‘I’m A Voter’

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On Election Day 2010 in the U.S., Facebook featured an “I Voted” button that users could click to display a message that they had participated in the election, and a study by the University of California San Diego found that those messages drove an additional 340,000 or so voters to the polling stations. The social network extended the initiative for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections in India, which began Monday and run for nine days, with results to be announced May 16.

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Facebook Restores Yanked Campaign Video Of Texas Attorney General Candidate Dan Branch

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Texas Attorney General candidate Dan Branch debuted his first campaign video on Facebook Thursday, only to find that the social network wasn’t a big fan. The Republican candidate’s ad video was allegedly removed for violating the site’s community standards, according to The Texas Tribune. It turns out that the removal of the video was a mistake, Facebook said Friday.

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How Political Social Media Director Neenz Faleafine Used Facebook To Win Votes

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I recently caught up with Neenz Faleafine, who has worked on a variety of political campaigns as a social media director and consultant. There’s so much talk about what social media can do for brands, but it’s just as effective in the political arena. Reputation management is even more critical there, so these lessons will definitely extrapolate to your business social marketing.

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