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Members of Congress 'share' differences on Facebook

Posted: Dec. 20, 2017 | Tags: Pew Research Center

Political schisms influence which national news outlets members of Congress share on Facebook, according to a new analysis published by the Pew Research Center.

"Just as some news sources are overwhelmingly popular among just Republicans or just Democrats in the broader public, the same political divisions appear to shape the kinds of outlets that members of Congress are sharing on Facebook," Adam Hughes, one of the authors of the report, said.

The analysis found that nearly half of all Facebook posts made by members of Congress that contained links to stories from national news media were to outlets predominantly shared ...

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