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    Former US Vice President Al Gore has been an environmental activist since 1976. He is known as one of the original members of 'Democrats Green' which included politicians involved in issues such as clean air, clean water and global warming. Gore also founded The Alliance for Climate Protection.

    Do you trust Al Gore with your Facebook or Twitter accounts? So far 793,057 users have already donated their social media accounts to his Climate Reality Project.

    Gore's Climate Reality Project will take place Sept. 14 around the world at 7 p.m. local time. This means a 24-hour, round-the-clock, live-streamed broadcast in 24 different time zones. "24 Hours of Reality will focus the world’s attention on the full truth, scope, scale and impact of the climate crisis. To remove the doubt. Reveal the deniers. And catalyze urgency around an issue that affects every one of us," Gore said on the website.

    The request for your Facebook or Twitter account:

    Starting a day before the event (Sept 13 Central Time) you grant us permission to post on your behalf. We will only post content relevant to 24 Hours of Reality and climate change, and we won't post more than a few times an hour. You'll still be able to tweet and use Facebook normally, and you can revoke our access anytime through your Facebook and Twitter settings. After September 15 (CT) we will stop posting any content on your Facebook or Twitter feed and you can revoke our access.

    Nearly 800,000 people have donated accounts to the cause and the numbers are likely to go even higher. Having witnessed several people on Facebook donate status updates for causes ranging from suicide to celebrating their love, we don't see this as wildly different.for many already on social media. The only difference is that it allows a third-party to have access to your account for 24 hours (and most allow for than that for social games on Facebook.) Apparently almost 800,000 people trust Gore and his organization won't use the platform to post porn or spammy links.