Linder: Facebook can help politicians understand citizens better

  

Elizabeth Linder is Facebook’s Government & Politics Specialist for Europe, Middle East and Africa. She spoke to EurActiv’s James Crisp about the impact of social media on the EU elections and politics.

"[Facebook] comments really give the politician an opportunity to get a pulse on what people are thinking about, what's important to them, what matters to them. I've actually been in meetings with individual politicians where they've told me that they've changed their mind on a certain issue based on the comments they've seen, or that they've become aware of an issue that they didn't realise so many people cared about because they've been actively reading and engaging in the comments on their page", Linder said.

Read the full interview:
http://www.euractiv.com/sections/infosociety/facebook-specialist-politicians-still-figuring-out-social-media-301872