U.S. lawmakers have received roughly 2 million more love than anger reactions to posts in the first seven months of 2020.
80% of Americans say social media platforms are very or somewhat effective for raising public awareness about political or social issues.
73% of Americans express little or no confidence in tech companies to prevent the misuse of their platforms to influence the 2020 election.
One-quarter of United States lawmakers mentioned the term on Facebook or Twitter during the 116th Congress.
Many social media users in the United States are exhausted by how much political content they see on these platforms.
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.
Many legislators in four English-speaking countries directly addressed George Floyd’s killing and the subsequent protests on Twitter.
U.S. adults in this group are less likely to get the facts right about COVID-19 and politics and more likely to hear some unproven claims.
Roughly half of Americans think social media companies should be regulated more than they are now, our survey found.
236 members (45%) of the 116th Congress have mentioned “Black lives matter” on Facebook or Twitter dating back as far as Jan. 1, 2015.