Monday, July 8, 2013

State Dept. Paid $630,000 to Boost Facebook 'Likes'

State Dept. Paid $630,000 to Boost Facebook 'Likes'

How much would you pay for more Facebook “likes”? If you’re the State Department, you’d shell out about $630,000.

According to a May report from the State Department’s Inspector General, which was recently made public, the agency spent more than half a million dollars on two campaigns in 2011 and 2012, intended to boost the number of fans for its English-language Facebook pages.