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STUDY: Social media users tiring of political content and confrontation

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With the majority of Americans discovering news through social media, a particular topic and point of discussion is causing much concern and frustration online. More than one-third of social media users are “worn out” by the amount of political content they encounter, claims a new survey courtesy of the Pew Research Center.

In regards to political debates, instead of providing an enlightening forum for debate, 59 percent of participants describe their social media interactions as “stressful and frustrating.”

Released on Tuesday, the report comes in the midst of a noisy election news cycle, with political chatter at its peak on social media. Platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube have also engaged users with live-streams of the debates and acted as forums from which questions were generated for the presidential candidates. These same sites are also encouraging political activity, with features that let you endorse candidates, and voter registration drives — in the hopes that they will result in increased user engagement. – READ MORE

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