New Survey Says Americans Ok with Gov’t Social Media Surveillance

New Survey Says Americans Ok with Gov’t Social Media Surveillance


A new survey from internet company Dtex showed that majority of Americans are ok being monitored online by the government as long as they will be protected from those who want to get their data.

According to results obtained by Harris Poll, 61 percent of 2000 US respondents said that the government has the prerogative to monitor citizens, while 51 percent said that social media companies can monitor its  users for protection purposes.

The results were taken amid the growing clamor for online data privacy. It was noted that Oxford University’s Computational Propaganda Project will be releasing a compiled study this week which looks into what social media sites have yet been probed by Congress, like YouTube, Instagram, Google+, Tumblr, and Pinterest.

Source: Washington Examiner

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