TTP Investigation: Facebook Scaled Back Voter Registration Kickoff Amid Complaints from Trump Campaign
Today, the Tech Transparency Project released a report revealing that Facebook scaled back an initial voter registration drive over the July 4 weekend, raising questions about how it will conduct the initiative going forward. The company reduced the drive from two days to one and limited it to Facebook instead of extending it to Instagram and Facebook Messenger as originally planned, according to emails between Facebook and state election officials obtained through open records requests. Facebook changed these plans amid baseless Trump campaign complaints that the registration effort was meant to help Joe Biden. Additionally, Facebook took nearly two months to introduce its promised Voting Information Center, which Mark Zuckerberg announced on June 16 and which Facebook is only now rolling out.