Teens who follow the news on social media are more likely to support the First Amendment

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Teens who follow the news on social media are more likely to strongly support the First Amendment, according to a new survey. 

“Students who actively engage with the news on social media – discussing news with others, commenting on news stories, posting links to news stories – are more supportive of First Amendment freedoms,” said a report from the Knight Foundation, a nonprofit focused on journalism and free speech. 

The survey found a correlation between agreeing with the statement that “people should be able to express unpopular opinions” and social media use. Seventy-one percent of high school students who “often” discussed the news on social media agreed with that statement, versus 56 percent of students who “never” discussed the news online.  Read more…

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