Hey, Facebook: Social media really can change what people believe

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t believe that fake news on his social network influenced the election. 

But recent findings from the Pew Research Center suggest the opposite is true, as 20 percent of social media users say they’ve changed their stance on a political issue because of something they saw on sites like Facebook. The shift was usually pessimistic.

“People who said they had changed their minds on [the presidential] candidates often said that social media pointed their opinion in a more negative direction,” Pew research associate Monica Anderson said in a post about the survey that was published Monday. Read more…

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