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Americans Say No to Censorship on Social Media

Facebook has announced new algorithms that will help them weed out so-called “fake news” and also recalibrate how much news and political content is shown in your news feed versus personal content from friends. Most Americans use social media regularly, but they oppose regulating what is posted on such sites.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of American Adults use social media like Facebook and Twitter at least several times a week, including 39% who use such sites every day or nearly every day. Just 12% use social media once a week or less, while 30% rarely or never use social media sites. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on January 28-29, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on January 28-29, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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