More Americans now say government should take steps to restrict false information online than in 2018
48% of US adults say the government should restrict false information online, even if it means losing some freedom to access/publish content.
56% of Americans support more regulation of major technology companies
A majority of Americans (68%) believe major technology companies have too much power and influence in the economy.
56% of Americans oppose the right to sue social media companies for what users post
41% of U.S. adults say people should be able to sue social media companies for content that other users post on these companies’ platforms.
Republicans, Democrats at odds over social media companies banning Trump
Americans are more likely to support than oppose banning Donald Trump's social media accounts, but views are divided along political lines.
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
Most Republicans Approve of Trump’s Post-election Messaging, but About a Third Say It Has Been Wrong
Partisans differ on whether social media companies’ decisions had a major impact on the election.
Fast facts on Americans' views about social media as Facebook faces legal challenge
Here is what Pew Research Center surveys say about Americans’ attitudes toward the tech industry – and social media in particular.
How Americans see U.S. tech companies as government scrutiny increases
We have studied Americans’ attitudes toward tech companies for years. Here are takeaways from our recent research.
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.
Few Americans are confident in tech companies to prevent misuse of their platforms in the 2020 election
73% of Americans express little or no confidence in tech companies to prevent the misuse of their platforms to influence the 2020 election.
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