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Social Networking Sites and Politics

Rainie L, Smith A ...see all
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Abstract

Chatter in people’s social networks about political issues prompts a share of disagreements among friends and the sites yield surprising revelations about people’s views; 18% of users have shunned “friends” who have different ideas and 16% have found friends whose beliefs match their own.

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  • Lee Rainie

  • Aaron Smith

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