Politics Interfere With Some Social Media Users

Politics Interfere With Some Social Media Users
Monday, November 5, 2012 - 5:43pm

For some people, Tuesday's end to the political season can't come soon enough.

If you have a Facebook or Twitter account, you've probably seen political viewpoints being shared through social media sites.

Glenn Sparks, a communications professor at PurdueUuniversity said this political season has yielded a cornucopia of friend dumping on Facebook.

"Pew Research Goundation just issued a study that 20 percent of all Facebook users during this election season have taken some kind of action to protect themselves from political expressions that they really don't want to be exposed to," Sparks said. 

The study also found that 34 percent of social media users have used the tools to post their own thoughts or comments about political and social issues. 


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