Yes, you read that correctly. Mark Zuckerberg is paying Facebook and Instagram users to log off of their accounts in the weeks prior to the 2020 election.
Select users will be paid up to $120 to log off their accounts at the end of September through November 3, 2020.
The purpose of the research is to assess the impact social media has on voting.
Facebook spokesperson Liz Bourgeois tweeted last week:
Anyone who chooses to opt in – whether it’s completing surveys or deactivating FB or IG for a period of time – will be compensated. This is fairly standard for this type of academic research.
Peep the tweet below:
Silicon Valley predicts 200,000 t0 400,000 people will participate in the research to cash in.
Are you willing to give up Facebook and/or Instagram for 6 weeks to get some cash?
So I’m supposed to be excited to be a lab rat and lose my entertainment for 6 weeks for $120? I think I’ll pass.