Republicans Express Displeasure With Social Platforms’ Handling of Political Content

Pew Research Center found that 78% of GOP respondents disapproved of decisions to block or flag posts

Decisions made by social platforms regarding election content drew the ire of people on both sides of the political spectrum, but a new report from Pew Research Center found that Republicans were far more likely to be critical.

Pew surveyed 12,648 U.S. adults between Nov. 18 and 29, with respondents from its American Trends Panel weighted to be representative of the U.S. adult population by gender, race, ethnicity, partisan affiliation, education and other categories.

Overall, 60% of respondents believe made-up news and information had a major impact on the 2020 presidential election, while 63% believe new media coverage had a major impact.

Turning to social networks, 48% of respondents believe the decisions made by those platforms on election content had a great effect on the results, with 32% feeling the same way about campaign ads.




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