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Pew: 75% of Republicans Say Socials Have Too Much Control Over News; 43% Call Censorship ‘Very Big Problem’

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Three-quarters
of U.S. adults who are, or lean, Republican say social media sites,
like Facebook, have too much control over the news that users see, a
new national Pew Research survey finds. The survey of 5,107 U.S.
adults who are members of Pew Research Center’s American Trends
Panel, conducted July 8-21, 2019, finds that 75% of Republicans say
social media sites have “too much control” over news posts viewed
– and 66% say that results in a “worse mix” of the news they
see. Social media site censorship of news content is considered a
“very big problem” by 43% of Republicans and Republican-leaners –
and, nearly two-thirds (64%) say the posts they see are generally
more liberal than moderate or conservative. The liberal news bias is
also recognized by all U.S.

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