Voters Don’t Trust Social Media Censorship
Social media censorship made news again with Twitter’s announcement that former President Trump’s ban from the platform will be permanent, but most voters don’t trust social media companies to censor content fairly.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 11% of Likely U.S. Voters say they are very confident social media can censor questionable content in a fair and unbiased way. Another 18% are somewhat confident that social media censorship is unbiased, but 68% are either not very confident or not confident at all that social media can censor content fairly. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on February 8-9, 2021 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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