Why rely on campaign info shared by your Facebook friends when you can get the word straight from the source's mouth?
On Thursday, Facebook unveiled its Candidate Info feature, which lets you hear about political platforms from the people running for federal, state and local positions. Candidates will share posts and videos explaining why they're running for office, what policies they care about, and what they hope to do if elected.
You can find the Candidate Info feature in your news feed, or by selecting the "2018 Election" option in the menu of the Facebook app.
Facebook hopes that by introducing this feature, it'll be easier for people to compare candidates before Election Day.
Facebook has made an effort tofor the 2018 midterm election. After Facebook's controversial role in the 2016 election, the social media giant has been . Facebook has ahead of the midterm election, and even has .