Quartz: The “Facebook impact” on elections is real, and significant—just look at Hong Kong’s last vote

Quartz: The “Facebook impact” on elections is real, and significant—just look at Hong Kong’s last vote. “As the US presidential election nears, analysts are speculating about the potential impact Facebook may have on turnout, and who ultimately wins the race. Hong Kong’s election may provide some clues. In Hong Kong, the ‘Facebook effect’ pushed younger, more liberal, voters to the polls and led to an upset in what was once one of the city’s most conservative, Beijing-leaning districts.”

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