How’s this for a social media detox…?
Facebook will be paying some users to log off the app for a bit in order to determine social media’s impact on political attitudes and behaviors during this year’s election.
Instagram, also owned by Facebook, has been sending the survey to some of its users, telling them if they opt in, they’ll be required to deactivate their Facebook or Instagram accounts for up to six weeks.
A survey will be required before participants can reactive their accounts.
Facebook is hoping that 400,000 will opt into the survey, which will be overseen by independent researchers not paid by the company.
The Washington Post is reporting that users could be paid $120 for their social media timeout.