Facebook, which will conduct new academic research in the USA, will pay some users to which it sends invitations in exchange for temporarily closing their Instagram or Facebook accounts.
Now what would you think if we told you that someone would pay for temporarily closing your Facebook or Instagram account? If you’re not a social media earner, this offer would probably interest you. What if we told you that this offer is real and that Facebook is the one making the offer?
According to the information reported by The New York Post, Facebook will pay users up to $120 if selected subscribers close their Facebook or Instagram accounts by the end of September. As you can imagine, Facebook’s main purpose in this offer is not to reduce the number of users.
Facebook expects up to 400 thousand people to close their Facebook or Instagram accounts for money
Facebook aims to scrutinize the role of social media in the US elections by temporarily closing their accounts for money. Facebook states that it expects 200 thousand to 400 thousand people to participate in the study. Therefore, it would not be wrong to say that this small (!) Research will cost Facebook millions of dollars.
Facebook spokesperson Liz Bourgeois said in a statement last week that users will receive payments either when they fill out the questionnaires or when they temporarily close their accounts. According to Bourgeois, such payments and offers are standard practice for this type of academic research.
Facebook’s offer to close Instagram or Facebook for money will only be available to users in the US
Again, according to Bourgeois, the people to be invited to the study will be selected to form a sample. Selected potential participants will receive an invitation with a notification. The sample will be created to best reflect the diversity of Facebook and Instagram users from the adult population in the USA.
“We need more objective and impartial research to strengthen everything that is beneficial for democracy on social media and weaken those who are not.” expressions were used. Facebook stated that the information obtained from the research will be handled by independent data scientists and the results will not be published until next year.