Social media giant, Facebook, appears to have realised its potential on how it can swing politics. During the 2016-17 US presidential elections, people from across the country used social media to voice their opinions.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg launched a tool on Monday that lets its users in US to communicate with their local elected representatives and officials.
They've named this feature as 'Town Hall', which is meant for US citizens.
This is how it works.
You may also visit facebook.com/townhall. There, it will ask you to fill in some basic information which will help it in locating your local area representative.
The list of representatives will appear. In that list, you can choose to follow their official pages, or you can press contact to reach out to them.
The tool will give updates on Trump administration as well. At the same time, the user can raise his voice by showing concern about what disturbs him.
"Building a civically-engaged community means building new tools to help people engage in a thoughtful and informed way. The starting point is knowing who represents you and how you can make your voice heard on the decisions that affect your life."
Mark Zuckerberg plans to travel to all states in the USA in 2017. The Facebook also announced on Monday that it would start sending reminders about the local elections to encourage people to vote.
Mark Zuckerberg said, "The more you engage with the political process, the more you can ensure it reflects your values. It's is an important part of feeling connected to your community and your democracy, and it's something we're increasingly focusing on Facebook."
People have reacted strongly to Donald Trump's election as US president. And Facebook has been a major source of communication between people who organised protest marches against Trump's election and those who participated in them.
Town Hall is a tool to trigger the civic engagement.
In February 2017, Mark Zuckerberg thought of raising Facebook as a means of social infrastructure through which people could communicate with elected representatives and officials of their area to know what they're doing for them.
"In times like these, the most important thing we at Facebook can do is to develop the social infrastructure to give people the power to build a global community that works for all of us," was Zuckerberg's remark in February 2017.
Facebook's Town Hall is a step in that direction.