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Elections Educational Resources for Publishers

Six modules to support publishers in their elections coverage

Welcome! Ahead of the US 2020 Elections, we created six modules to support news publishers in their coverage throughout the election cycle. Below you will find helpful information on newsgathering ahead of the elections, tools for monitoring campaigns and trends, products for engaging audiences, and strategies for monetizing content. Each module contains a video, PDF guide, and deeper dive resources.

The modules are:
1. Exploring New Digital Spaces - Product Updates
2. Connecting With Supporters - Campaigning on Facebook
3. Viewing Active Ad Campaigns - Ad Library
4. Analyzing Public Social Content - CrowdTangle
5. Reaching Gen Z With Instagram - Instagram
6. Fact-Checking on Facebook - Third-Party Fact-Checking

More Information
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? Visit FB Newsroom for election-related updates.

1. Exploring New Digital Spaces


Product Updates

Publishers are connecting with audiences and newsgathering in new ways. Hear updates on Live, Video, Groups, Messenger Rooms and Portal, and explore ideas for maximizing them this elections season.

2. Connecting With Supporters


Campaigning on Facebook

Candidates for office are using Facebook and Instagram to reach and engage supporters. Learn about the ways that Facebook is enabling political advertisers to provide more transparency to people, and build their community of voters.

3. Viewing Active Ad Campaigns


Ad Library

Every political and social issue ad that runs on Facebook and Instagram is stored in a searchable Ad Library for seven years. Learn how to use the Ad Library for newsgathering during an election year.

4. Analyzing Public Social Content



CrowdTangle is the leading content discovery and social monitoring platform for publishers and brands. It's used by newspapers, television stations, digital media outlets and investigative journalists all over the world. Learn tips for using it to discover and analyze public political social content.

5. Reaching Gen Z With Instagram



Increasingly, politicians are turning to Instagram to engage with voters. As candidates establish a presence, the platform can also be an important source for newsgathering and journalism. Learn how people and politicians are activating this elections season on Instagram.

6. Fact-Checking on Facebook


Third-Party Fact-Checking

To reduce the spread of misinformation, we partner with independent third-party fact-checkers around the world. Learn how Facebook’s third-party fact-checking program works.



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