Facebook has announced that is using new algorithms to weed out so-called “fake news” and also recalibrate how much news and political content is shown in users’ news feed versus personal content from friends. According to the Rasmussen polling organization, most Americans use social media regularly but oppose regulating what is posted on such sites.
A new Rasmussen Reports survey finds that 57 percent of American adults use social media like Facebook and Twitter at least several times a week, including 39 percent who use such sites every day or nearly every day. Just 12 percent use social media once a week or less, while 30% rarely or never use social media sites.
The survey, which was conducted January 28-29, asked respondents: 1) How often do you use social media like Facebook and Twitter?, and 2) Which is better – for the owners of social media like Facebook and Twitter to regulate what is posted to make sure some people are not offended or to allow free speech without interference?