Can Facebook Predict Elections?

Did You Vote?

Facebook is getting political. This past Tuesday over 12 million Facebook users clicked the “I Voted” button featured on the site, sharing their political activism with other users.  Additionally, Facebook announced the number of fans a candidate had on the site was a good predictor of whether or not they won their race. A quick analysis of 98 House races revealed that 74% of candidates who won their contests had more Facebook fans than their opponents. Read the full story on

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