The Facebook Data Science Team conducted a detailed analysis of candidates for governor, the House of Representatives and the Senate in next month’s midterm elections, examining some 150,000 posts that have generated around 20 million likes, comments and shares.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg will continue the efforts of the political-advocacy group he launched, FWD.us, to push for immigration reform when he meets with the top four Republicans in the House of Representatives Sept. 19.
Florida-based fund manager and former Oregon gubernatorial candidate Craig Berkman pleaded guilty Tuesday to defrauding investors by promising them access to nonexistent Facebook shares prior to the social network’s initial public offering in May 2012, Reuters reported.
From cat videos to “The Harlem Shake,” the 2012 social election is all but a distant memory, as Republican candidates are taking to Facebook in new and creative ways to stay one step ahead of the competition in the 2014 cycle.
The Republican National Committee tapped Facebook’s ranks in its search to fill its newly created chief technology officer position, announcing the hiring of Andy Barkett, an engineering manager at the social network.
Facebook is becoming an important fundraising stop for politicians, with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a potential GOP presidential candidate in 2016, launching his tour through Silicon Valley with a scheduled stop at the social network’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Thursday.
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.