One-Half of Online Harassment Victims Attributed Their Experiences to Political Differences

Pew Research Center found that people were more likely than in 2017 to report more varied types and more severe forms of abuse

Men and whites were particularly likely to attribute their online harassment experiences to their political views kbeis/iStock

Political differences are a driving force behind online harassment, as a new study from Pew Research Center found that 41% of U.S. adults have personally experienced some form of online harassment, and one-half of that group attributed that behavior to politics.

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