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Is Social Media Causing Us To Self-Censor On Hot-Button Issues?

by Wochit 0:44 mins

Is Social Media Causing Us To Self-Censor On Hot-Button Issues?

by Wochit 0:44 mins

Hesitant to post that political link to Facebook? Worried about expressing your opinion on Twitter? It might be changing how you talk offline. A survey by the Pew Research Center in conjunction with Rutgers University, has found that social media doesn't encourage discussion on controversial subjects. It may, in fact, cause people to stay quiet. The survey, conducted among 1,801 U.S. adults, asked people about their willingness to discuss the Edward Snowden leaks on social media and in person. Only 42% of Facebook and Twitter users said they would post about it online.

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