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FACEBOOK: Social Media Doesn't Actually Stifle People's Opinions (FB)

This week, a new report from the Pew Research Center claimed that people who use social media are less likely to express their personal opinions on hot topics, even offline. It explains that people are less likely to post anything controversial if they're not sure their audience agrees. Show More Summary

Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

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People on Facebook and Twitter say they are less likely to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center. The study,...

When it comes to Facebook, we all just want to be popular, study finds

A new Pew Research Center report finds that social media users are more likely to share opinions their readers are likely to agree with. Photo by Flickr user Jason Howie Ice bucket challenge. VMAs. Emmys. Wash, rinse, refresh page. If you think your Facebook NewsFeed or Twitter timeline is becoming an echo chamber of the same material, you’re right. Show More Summary

Study: Social Media Users Less Likely To Give Opinions

Apparently, our Liberaland community was not surveyed. In a report released Tuesday, the Pew Research Center found that most people who regularly use social media sites were actually less likely to share their opinions, even offline. The findings run counter to how many people view social media. But a survey that asked some 1,800 adults [...]

Pew: There’s a ‘Spiral of Silence’ on Social Media

We often think of the Internet as a breeding grounds for idea exchange — a place that lends itself perfectly to sharing viewpoints on topics both trivial and complex. But according to Pew Research Center, there’s something deeper happening...Show More Summary

News on social media suffers a 'spiral of silence': Pew study

If social media users think their followers don’t share their opinion on the news, they are less likely to post those views on Facebook and Twitter, according to a new Pew Research Center report, released today. It showed Facebook and Twitter users posted less about Edward Snowden and his revelations of government surveillance if they felt their networks would disagree...

Is Social Media Causing Us to Self-Censor on Hot-Button Issues?

Hesitant to post that political link to Facebook? Worried about expressing your opinion on Twitter? It might be changing how you talk offline. A survey by the Pew Research Center in conjunction with Rutgers University has found that social media doesn't encourage discussion on controversial subjects. Show More Summary

Pew: Social Media Users with Unpopular Opinions are Less Likely to Speak Out

According to a new report from the Pew Research Center, social media users with unpopular political opinions are less likely to speak out on social platforms and in real life. This is in contrast to the commonly-held belief that social...Show More Summary

How people on Twitter reacted to Trayvon Martin and Ferguson in one chart

The Pew Research Center has a fascinating write-up about how the media have picked up on the Michael Brown shooting and the situation in Ferguson. One of the most interesting graphics in its report compares how people on Twitter responded to Ferguson versus how they reacted to the Trayvon Martin shooting in 2012. As you can […]

How people on Twitter reacted to Trayvon Martin and Ferguson in one chart

The Pew Research Center has a fascinating write-up about how the media have picked up on the Michael Brown shooting and the situation in Ferguson. One of the most interesting graphics in its report compares how people on Twitter responded to Ferguson versus how they reacted to the Trayvon Martin shooting in 2012. As you can […]

MRC's Bozell: Rick Perry Should Go 'Hard-Charging' at Liberal Media Over Bogus Abuse-of-Power Indictment

Appearing on Fox Business Network's Cavuto program last night to discuss the liberal media's penchant for hyping Republican scandals while downplaying or outright ignoring Democratic ones, Media Research Center president and founder Brent Bozell offered free advice for Texas Gov. Show More Summary

Watch MSNBC's Chris Matthews 'Lean Over' for Liberal Bias

Mocking MSNBC's preachy "Lean Forward" ads that promote every liberal cause under the sun, the Media Research Center has launched a series of online "Lean Over" videos to illustrate the absurdity of the network's left-wing hosts. First up, Hardball's unhinged partisan propagandist, Chris Matthews. Show More Summary

As Brent Bozell Predicated, Big Three Newscasts Ignore Plagiarist Dem Dropping Out of Senate Race

It looks like Shannon Bream of Fox News lost a friendly bet with Brent Bozell, the president of founder of the Media Research Center, NewsBusters's parent company. On last night's Kelly File, the fill-in anchor argued that the liberal...Show More Summary

Citing MRC Research, Rep. Lamar Smith Blasts National News Media for Biased Border Coverage

On the floor of the U.S. House this past week Texas Republican Lamar Smith blasted the media’s coverage of the crisis on border while citing Media Research Center's finding to bolster his case. "The crisis at the border is a result of the president’s allowing half a million illegal immigrants to stay in the country," Rep. Show More Summary

MRC's Bozell Laments 'Trajectory to Oblivion' in Media's Ever-Waning Interest in VA Scandal

"It's a trajectory to oblivion, and this is what's happening with every single Obama scandal to date." That's how Media Research Center founder and president Brent Bozell described the Big Three broadcast networks' waning interest in...Show More Summary

King of Abortion: Warren Buffet Has Spent $1.23 Billion, Enough to Kill 2.7 Million Babies in Abortions

The world’s fourth richest person, Warren Buffett, ploughed $1.23 billion into abortion groups over eleven years, a media watchdog has found. The Media Research Center (MRC), which analysed tax returns for Buffett’s foundation, labeled him the ‘king of abortion’. The MRC says the money given ‘is enough to pay for the abortions of more than 2.7 million […]

Photo of Bowe Bergdahl Smiling with Taliban Commander Uncovered

The Middle East Research Institute (MEMRI) has uncovered a tweet containing a photo of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl standing and smiling with a Taliban commander. Bergdahl became the center of intense media scrutiny when stories of his desertion...Show More Summary

MRC VP Dan Gainor on 'Varney & Co.' Discusses BBC Censoring Climate Change Skeptics

Media Research Center VP for Business and Culture, Dan Gainor, appeared on Fox Business' "Varney & Co." to discuss the BBC's decision to censor climate change skeptics. On July 5, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) announced it was training journalists to ignore skeptical views on man-made climate change. Show More Summary

NBC’s Chuck Todd Describes Daily Rundown Panel As Brent Bozell’s ‘Nightmare Scenario’

After introducing his political panel on the July 7 edition of MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown, host Chuck Todd chose to mock Brent Bozell, Media Research Center President and NewsBusters publisher, after realizing he had three titans of the...Show More Summary

MRC's Noyes: 'Public Is Harmed' When 'Agenda-Setting' Broadcast Networks Ignore IRS Scandal

Media Research Center's Rich Noyes appeared on the Monday, June 30 edition of Fox Business Network's Varney & Co. to discuss the MRC's latest findings about the network news avoiding developments in the IRS scandal. "ABC, CBS, and NBC...Show More Summary

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