Some Americans who have been targeted by troubling behaviors online wouldn’t call it ‘harassment’
43% of those who report experiencing harassing behavior online say that they consider their most recent experience to be “online harassment.”
The State of Online Harassment
Roughly four-in-ten Americans have experienced online harassment, with half of this group citing politics as the reason they think they were targeted. Growing shares face more severe online abuse such as sexual harassment or stalking
Partisans in the U.S. increasingly divided on whether offensive content online is taken seriously enough
Americans have grown more divided on whether offensive content online is taken seriously enough and on which is more important online, free speech or feeling safe.
59% of U.S. parents with lower incomes say their child may face digital obstacles in schoolwork
38% of parents with children whose K-12 schools closed in the spring said that their child was likely to face digital obstacles in schoolwork.
Most Americans Think Social Media Sites Censor Political Viewpoints
Republicans are far more likely than Democrats to say major tech companies favor the views of liberals over conservatives. At the same time, partisans differ on whether social media companies should flag inaccurate information on their platforms.
Experts Predict More Digital Innovation by 2030 Aimed at Enhancing Democracy
A majority of experts canvassed say significant reforms aimed at correcting problems in democratic institutions and representation will take place. But they are divided about whether this will lead to positive outcomes for the public.
#BlackLivesMatter surges on Twitter after George Floyd’s death
#BlackLivesMatter was used roughly 47.8 million times on Twitter – an average of just under 3.7 million times per day – from May 26 to June 7.
Dating and Relationships in the Digital Age
From distractions to jealousy, how Americans navigate cellphones and social media in their romantic relationships.
From virtual parties to ordering food, how Americans are using the internet during COVID-19
Some Americans – particularly those who are younger or college educated – are finding virtual ways to connect, shop and be active.
53% of Americans Say the Internet Has Been Essential During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Americans with lower incomes are particularly likely to have concerns related to the digital divide and the digital “homework gap.”
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