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Facebook Users to Friends: No Politics, Please
Do you post your political opinions on Facebook? Do you comment on the debates and the candidates? A new survey shows if you do, you might lose some friends. According to a study from the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project, 18 percent of social networking site users admit to blocking, unfriending, or hiding someone if they do not agree with that person's politics or if that person is posting too much about politics.
"The negativity," UIS student Katie Grider said. "I am not about negative things. Whenever I see that I have to defriend them."
Pew also found 38 percent of social networking users discovered one of their friend's political beliefs were different that what they thought, thanks to their friend's posts.