Will Facebook increase voter turnout in UK elections?


Facebook will launch an “I’m a Voter” button on Thursday. Without giving away who they voted for users will be able to announce that they have taken part in the democratic process.

Facebook believes this will increase voter turnout in what it has described as the UK’s first ‘conversational election.’

They revealed that the most-discussed election topic on the social network is now the economy. Between January and May there were 4.5 million interactions related to the economy. Europe and immigration is now the second most-talked about topic in the country, health is third.


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