Facebook and the Census

Facebook and the Census

Facebook to tackle efforts to interfere with 2020 US census By Barbara Ortutay and Mae Anderson The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook plans to clamp down on attempts to use its services to interfere with the 2020 U.S. census, including the posting of misleading information about when and how to participate, who can participate and what happens when people do. Facebook and other social media companies have been trying to tackle misinformation on their services, especially ahead of next year’s U.S. presidential elections. They already have similar policies around voter suppression, banning misleading information about when and where to vote, for instance. Facebook said Thursday it will prohibit advertisements that portray taking part in the census as “useless or meaningless” or that encourage people not to participate. The company also said it will try to identify and remove misleading census posts before people see them. But it will also

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Grant Received

Grant Received

We have received a grant to train League Members Statewide on the importance of the 2020 Census. Watch here for more information.

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2020 Census

Chair: Rich Bartholomew, lwvpbccensus@gmail.com, 561-889-2020 Meetings: There are no in-person meetings scheduled. But ALL LWV members should expect digital communications until October 31, 2020 RECENT ARTICLES 2020 Important Dates For This Year’s Census ... Read more → In Support of the Census View the entire newsletter by clicking here August 14, 2020 | Statewide Newsletter In This Edition: New Census Deadlines In Support of the Census How YOU Can Help Who Counts? What Counts? Identifying a Census Taker Verifying a Census Bureau Contact View the entire newsletter by clicking here View the entire newsletter by clicking here... Read more → Palm Beach County Residents Threatened By Reduced Census Outreach ... Read more → LWVPBC Census Committee ZOOM Agenda for August 5 at 10 AM Agenda 1. Plans to cut short and modify the Census count; and the possible effects on redistricting 2. New grant available to LWV PBC for additional electronic Census OutreachRead more

States and The Census

States and The Census

In 2020 Census, Big Efforts in Some States. In Others, Not So Much. California is spending $187 million to try to ensure an accurate count of its population. The Texas Legislature decided not to devote any money to the job. Why? https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/15/us/census-california-texas-undercount.html

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Census Flyer

Census Flyer

America’s 2020 Census     The Census Count will:   Guide billions in federal benefits for Floridians   Define who you can vote for   Show businesses where to invest and create jobs   Be sure that YOU count! Respond to the Census. To shape YOUR future, start here:    www.2020census.gov Email: lwvpbccensus@gmail.com

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Census and the AARP

Census and the AARP

The Importance of the 2020 Census Cybersecurity and privacy concerns of older Americans addressed by Joe Eaton, AARP, September 5, 2019 | Comments: 7 Older Americans have been more likely than other age groups to return their U.S. census forms and make sure they were counted. But as the country gears up for the 2020 census next March — the first that will be completed largely online — experts say there will be challenges in getting older people to participate. A recent U.S. Census Bureau survey found that 56 percent of those 65 and older aren’t comfortable with an online response and prefer to fill out a paper census form. “The concerns over privacy and cybersecurity will have to be overcome, and those concerns are highest for those over 50,” says Steve Jost, a former Census Bureau official. The stakes are high. In 2016, for example, more than 300 federally

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