More details are emerging on the political advocacy group reportedly being put together by Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, with The Wall Street Journal reporting that the group’s goal is to raise $50 million, and its focus is on comprehensive immigration reform.
Facebook’s political-action committee, fbPAC, continued to hit its like button more for Republicans than Democrats in 2012, as CNNMoney reported that GOP politicians raked in $140,000 from the social network through September, compared with $127,000 for Democrats.
In the 24 hours since the video of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at a Florida fundraiser went public, Facebook and social media channels have lit up with feedback about the “47 percent” Romney seems to dismiss.
Presidential politics dominated the buzz on Facebook over two weeks that featured political conventions, a major hurricane, the start of the National Football League season, and key events from the world of pop culture.
Last week, AllFacebook looked at the reaction on Facebook to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney‘s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. As a follow-up, we tracked public posts on Facebook when President Barack Obama had his turn Thursday night in Charlotte, N.C., at the Democratic National Convention.
Facebook’s open graph became a part of President Barack Obama’s campaign platform Thursday, as the incumbent’s campaign launched the Obama 2012 Facebook application (o users of the social network can share the fact that they are watching Thursday night’s acceptance speech.
Mentions of President Barack Obama on Facebook bested those of Republican challenger Mitt Romney by almost a two-to-one margin during the two weeks of the presidential nominating conventions that come to a close Thursday night.
With the Republican National Convention officially beginning Tuesday in Tampa, Fla., the phalanx of politicos in town is taking to Facebook to share status updates from a range of activities, including fundraising events, delegation meet and greets, and speech preparations.
It’s all about engagement. That was the message from Katie Harbath, manager of policy for Facebook, in a briefing on social media and the 2012 campaign at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., Monday.