Facebook Paying Some Users to Deactivate their Accounts

Facebook will pay some users as much as $120 to not use the app or Instagram ahead of the 2020 election as part of a study.

The social media giant announced its new research partnership Aug. 31 is to "better understand the impact of Facebook and Instagram on key political attitudes and behaviors during the US 2020 elections."

"Anyone who chooses to opt-in – whether it's completing surveys or deactivating FB or IG for a period of time – will be compensated," Bourgeois tweeted. "This is fairly standard for this type of academic research."