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Facebook allows users to officially endorse candidates

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NEW YORK — Posting political opinion on Facebook these days is like opening up a can of worms, but now the social media is letting users to officially endorse a presidential candidate or political figure.

The new feature allows people to debate with their Facebook friends easier. You can post an endorsement on a user's profile page and even explain to friends and family why you're choosing that candidate.

Got a problem? There's an "issues" tab on the candidates' pages where you can choose from different topics and see each candidate's quotes and videos addressing each one.

The new feature comes less than three weeks until the general election and is likely to add fuel to politically charged conversations that have become common on the site.

A recent poll of more than 1,000 people revealed that about 30 percent of adults online have been harassed for expressing their political opinions.