Facebook Launches a Petition Feature Called Community Action. To Pressure Corrupt Politicians

Facebook is introducing an interesting feature called Community Action. The latest addition offers you the opportunity to file for petition and make Political demands.

Community Actions could unite neighbors to request change from their local and national elected officials and government agencies. But it could also provide vocal interest groups a bully pulpit from which to pressure politicians and bureaucrats with their fringe agendas.

Facebook Community Action for petitioning

Community Actions embodies the central challenge facing Facebook.

With the new community Action features, users can add a title, description, and image to their Community Action, and tag relevant government agencies and officials who’ll be notified.

The goal is to make the Community Action go viral and get people to hit the “Support” button. Community Actions have their own discussion feed where people can leave comments, create fundraisers, and organize Facebook Events or Call Your Rep campaigns. Facebook displays the numbers of supporters behind a Community Action, but you’ll only be able to see the names of those you’re friends with or that are Pages or public figures.

This is so similar to Change. Org but it won’t replace at the moment.

The new feature will start rolling out to the US as from tomorrow, then followed by other countries after weeks of testing.


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