Republicans think social media companies censor opposing political viewpoints

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I guess it’s easier than just admitting your tweets are bad.

A majority of Republicans surveyed by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center claim that the technology companies of the world are liberal, and, what’s more, that social media companies specifically censor opposing political viewpoints on their platforms. 

SEE ALSO: I wrote the Facebook report Ted Cruz can’t stop talking about. He’s getting it all wrong.

In other words, Republicans believe they’re the victims of a vast Silicon Valley conspiracy that will do anything in its power to keep the lid on the Truth. Or something. 

This, of course, is nonsense — but don’t tell that to the Republicans surveyed by Pew. The report, released today, quantifies the kind of conspiratorial thinking that gave rise to the likes of alt-right social media platforms such as Gab. And the picture those numbers paint isn’t pretty.  Read more…

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