Elon Musk’s 44 billion dollar bid to acquire Twitter has focused new attention on the high-profile social media platform, which was founded in 2006. Today, millions of Americans use Twitter to break and comment on news, disseminate official pronouncements, organize campaigns and protests, or just let their friends know what’s on their minds. Here are a few facts about Americans and Twitter, based on recent Pew Research Center surveys and other studies. 1. Around one-in-five U.S. adults say they use Twitter. 2. Democrats are more likely than Republicans to use Twitter. 3. A minority of Twitter users produce the vast majority of tweets.